A British court ruled on Thursday the burning sentence of the dead body of a young Algerian Kamal Lassami, at the request of his British wife and mother of two kids, in contrast to his family’s request to bury him in the Muslim cemetery in Britain, a decision that opened a new chapter in the case of the young Algerian Lassami, that shook the feelings of Algerian immigrants in the United Kingdom and pushed them to join hands and submit an appeal to the British court’s sentence.
Noureddine Belmeddah, a MP for the Algerian community oversees said that a British court ruled on Thursday a sentence to burn the body of Algerian Kamal Lassami “at the request of his British wife and the mother of his sons, where she filed a request to the court after his family’s objection to the burning decision, then the court ruled on a sentence in her favor as his wife, which raised large controversy among the community abroad and the Algerians in homeland.
Kamal’s British wife who lives in ”Shirley” contacted the family of the deceased to tell them that she will burn the dead body of Kamal in accordance with the British tradition and customs, and that she will send some ashes of the burned body to them to retain them as souvenirs like the English people do.
This incident raised the anger of Kamal’s family and friends who tried to intervene to collect enough money to appoint a lawyer to prevent the decision of burning the body, at the request of his parents in Algeria, but the decision of the court on Thursday, came as a shock to the family and members of the community abroad.
In this regard, the MP for the community abroad, Noureddine Belmeddah said that there is a last chance by filing an appeal with the court which may prevent this decision, calling on the community to leave a will to explain the request for burial in Muslims’ cemeteries that may benefit in such cases and avoid burning their bodies in case of death.
It is also noteworthy that these procedures are in place because of the high price that is paid for the benefit of the deceased for his benefit from the land of burial, while the cost of transporting the body to Algeria is also high and is done through insurance contracts that are paid annually in the life of the concerned, to avoid the burning instead of burial according to Muslims’ rituals.