Will the Obama ‘I Killed bin Laden’ Tour continue?
By: Diane Sori
Last night I watched Hannity's program where former Navy SEALS and US Intelligence Officials discussed the killing and disposal of Osama bin Laden. This show helped greatly in exposing Obama’s, 'I Killed bin Laden' Tour for what it is...a bloviating, self-gratifying, ‘it's all about me, me, me,’ political publicity stunt strictly done for re-election purposes by this narcissistic sorry excuse of a president.
However, when some of the people were speaking about bin Laden's burial at sea, I noticed a few others cringe and one man shock his head slightly. I have always wondered about that sea burial, so I decided to do some research on sea burials for muslims and here is what I found:
Muslims are NOT to be buried at sea unless there are extraordinary circumstances because sea burial is NOT part of islam nor is it customary. The only instance where burial at sea is permissible in islam is if a muslim should die on a ship.
The rules regarding such death are very specific. If a muslim dies on a ship and there is no chance of the body decaying, the body should be kept on the ship and buried in the ground upon reaching land. However, if the body could decay, then after preparing the body according to muslim tradition and saying the required prayers, the body should be placed in either a clay vessel or have a weight tied to its feet, and only then lowered into the sea but NOT to a depth where it can be immediately eaten up by the sea predators.
Helloooo...bin Laden did NOT die on a ship!
"They (the US) can say they buried him (bin Laden) at sea, but they cannot say they did it according to islam," Mohammed al-Qubaisi, Dubai's grand mufti. "If the family does not want him, it's really simple in islam: You dig up a grave anywhere, even on a remote island, you say the prayers and that's it."
"Sea burials are permissible for muslims in extraordinary circumstances," he added. "This was not one of them."
No, this was not.
Osama bin Laden was supposedly killed (remember some say he died years before and it was a double that was killed that day) in Pakistan nowhere near the sea, yet his body was taken to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the North Arabian sea to be disposed of. Senior US officials along with Obama claimed that burying him on land could have led to his grave site becoming a focus of contention for some and pilgrimage for others even though the basic requirement for muslim burials involves placing the body in a grave on land with the head pointed toward the holy city of Mecca.
So much for respecting islamic burial traditions.
Egyptian analyst Montasser el-Zayat agreed with Obama's decision saying bin Laden's sea burial was designed to prevent his grave from becoming a shrine. "They didn't want to see him become a symbol," he said. "But he was already a symbol in people's hearts."
Maybe in muslim’s hearts (which I’m not sure they have) but NOT in American hearts!
Yet even with all the sea burial hoopla that went on and still goes on today, has anybody noticed how everyone has overlooked one simple fact...bin Laden could have been buried in an unmarked grave anywhere in the world or his body could have brought back to the states to do with what we pleased with the muslims having been no wiser. And who really would care what the muslims thought anyway about what we did or didn’t do with bin Laden’s body because since when do we have to care how our enemies view us.
Oooops...I forgot we now live in Obamaland where our enemies interests and feelings come before that of ‘We the People.’ Sad, isn’t it.
So how convenient is it that Obama ordered the disposal of bin Laden’s body in the sea...so much for producing any overwhelming evidence that it was actually bin Laden who was dumped that day. The question remains, at least for me it does, did our brave Navy SEALS risk their lives for a body double just so Obama could use this kill for his re-election campaign? With NO concrete evidence, as in NO pictures, NO videos, NO anything for ‘We the People’ to see, I have to wonder did Obama and his minions have the audacity to set something like this up, including using our SEALS as a ruse, just to divert attention away from his failings at home, and I come up with a resounding YES he would!
And so his ‘I Killed bin Laden’ Tour continues and will continue until proof somehow surfaces that he did not.