Islamic scholars and peace activists said that the mass deaths dealt out by Osama bin Laden, including of Muslims, justified his killing and hoped that the 9/11 masterminds end would herald a new period of peace. There were, however, regrets about his hurried burial at sea. He was a person who had not just orchestrated the killings of thousands of Americans, but disgraced Islam by claiming to have done it in the name of defending the faith, said Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. Muslims never had any sympathy for Osama and never will they be disturbed by his death. Many like noted Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer agreed. If Laden was really killed in a firefight, then his death is justified. He was, after all, responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocents, said Engineer. But I wonder why they dumped him into the sea in such a hurry?