[lit-ideas] Re: Who killed Nick Berg?

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 05:47:40 -0700 (PDT)

--- JulieReneB@xxxxxxx wrote:
>  I saw an article citing forensic folks a few days
> ago -- their conjecture 
> was that Nick was already dead (and bled out) before
> the filming and that the 
> video was staged for shock value.  Desecration of a
> human body is a huge no-no 
> in the culture.   

Desecration of a dead body is, indeed, prohibited in
Islamic religion. But in Iraq, where thanks to the
British they have had a secular state, this matter has
been approached more liberally for some time. Check
out the Baath coup in 1963.


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