Dead Russian spy to be buried as a Muslim

Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian intelligence agent poisoned in London, is to be buried according to Muslim tradition after converting to Islam on his deathbed.The spy’s father, Walter Litvinenko, said in an interview published today that his son – who was born an Orthodox Christian but had close links to Islamist rebels in Chechnya – made the request as he lay dying in University College Hospital.”He said ’I want to be buried according to Muslim tradition’,” Mr Litvinenko told Moscow’s Kommersant daily.

Dead Russian spy to be buried as a Muslim – Britain – Times Online

Blimey! Anyone know when/where the janaza will be?

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UPDATE: Saracen is upset that I didn’t pingback to his earlier post on this matter [Saracen.nu]. I’m afraid that whilst I do subscribe to his blog I don’t just sit here all day reading it – and it was not via his blog that I came across the Times article. Anyway, he should now get the pingback that he so craves.

1 Response to “Dead Russian spy to be buried as a Muslim”


  • Ha ha. You’re not the first to tell me that my “ill-updated” blog is not a daily port of call. It’s more the shocking Express article I sought to bring your attention to.

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