Malaysia's terrorist and mass-murder Noordin Mohammed Top finally got the send-off as the hero that Muslims here believe him to be.
Badarudin said Noordin's wife, Rahmah Rusdi, and his brother, Yahya Mohammed Top, had travelled to Indonesia to claim the body and accompany the remains to Noordin's home village in southern Johor state.
"The body arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this afternoon and it was then brought straight here for religious rites at the Jamek Nurul Iman mosque in the village," he said.
The body of the terrorist mastermind arrived at the small village in an ambulance, escorted by police outriders who were part of a heavy security presence.
The atmosphere was tense as they escorted the brown coffin all the way into the mosque, where it was briefly opened for family members.
Over 2,000 relatives, friends and local residents attended the funeral, with emotional scenes as two grief-stricken women fainted.
Police then escorted the coffin to the cemetery as chants of "Allahu akbar" or "God is Great" filled the air. After it was interred, Noordin's wife and relatives sprinkled perfumed water on the grave.
Notice that throughout the funeral process, Top got nothing but the highest amount of dignity and respect from every Muslim along the way, from the Iman who performed the rites at the mosque, to the throng of well-wishers screaming 'Allahu akbar' at his graveside.
And no, don't bother to look for apologies from anyone, from Najib (Malaysian Prime Minister) on down to Top's relatives in Johor, nor from anyone else. Muslims never apologize for their terrorists, no matter how heinous and depraved they are. Ever.