Shaykh of al-Azhar Condemns bin Laden's Burial at Sea; Egyptian Government Has No Comment on Killing
Al-Tayyib stated that it was not permissible per the Islamic shari'a to treat the dead in this manner, no matter their religion or sect--to honor the dead is to bury them.
For his part, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil 'Arabi said that he "had no comment" on the killing of al-Qa'ida leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of American forces in Pakistan. He sufficed himself with stressing that his country was opposed to "all forms of violence."Al-'Arabi said to reporters right after meeting with his British counterpart William Hague in Cairo: "Concerning the announcement of the death of bin Laden, Egypt is against all forms of violence, and the Egyptian government has no comment." ...
almoslim.net, May 2, 2011