Manchester mosque refuses to bury the body of Salman Abedi

Manchester mosque refuses to bury the body of Salman Abedi

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A leading mosque in Manchester has refused to have anything to do with the burial of the body of Salman Abedi. 

Abedi detonated a homemade explosive outside Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, killing himself and 22 other people while injuring dozens. 

The attack was claimed by Islamic State, and Manchester continues to rebuild in the wake of the incident. 

The Manchester Evening News (MEN) is reporting the Manchester Central Mosque in Rusholme, close to Abedi's former neighbourhood of Fallowfield, is refusing to have any part in the interrment of the bomber's body. 

This appears to have been confirmed by the London Evening Standard, who were told by a spokesman Abedi's body wouldn't be interred there if his family made a request.

Furthermore, the MEN reports authorities - councils and funeral directors - are doing everything possible to ensure Abedi will not be laid to rest, cremated, or buried anywhere in Greater Manchester. 

As no-one will deal with it, the body remains - as of the moment - held in a morgue until his inquest, where a coroner will decide his fate.