May 3, 2011 7:24 AM

N.C. commissioner says Bin Laden's sea burial was undeserved

Mecklenburg, N.C. commissioner Bill James sparked criticism Monday with an email in which he wrote Osama bin Laden's body should have been put on public display and "disrespected - defecated on - (and) urinated on." The remarks came one day after the al-Qaida leader was killed after a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan, and hours after his body was placed in the northern Arabian Sea.

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