Monday, May 2, 2011

So Much for Verifying that It Was Osama that Was Killed

AP reports that Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea. The United States government says it has done so to observe Islamic law.

Here is the Islamic law:

620. * It is obligatory to bury a dead body in the ground, so deep that its smell does not come out and the beasts of prey do not dig it out, and, if there is a danger of such beasts digging it out then the grave should be made solid with bricks, etc.

621. If it is not possible to bury a dead body in the ground, it may be kept in a vault or a coffin, instead.

622. The dead body should be laid in the grave on its right side so that the face remains towards the Qibla.

623. * If a person dies on a ship and if there is no fear of the decay of the dead body and if there is no problem in retaining it for sometime on the ship, it should be kept on it and buried in the ground after reaching the land. Otherwise, after giving Ghusl, Hunut, Kafan and Namaz-e-Mayyit it should be lowered into the sea in a vessel of clay or with a weight tied to its feet. And as far as possible it should not be lowered at a point where it is eaten up immediately by the sea predators.

624. If it is feared that an enemy may dig up the grave and exhume the dead body and amputate its ears or nose or other limbs, it should be lowered into sea, if possible, as stated in the foregoing rule.


  1. Had real concerns the moment I heard of the at-sea burial. This gets curiouser and curiouser...

  2. Just a side note - my Facebook is crawling with thrilled posters on the news of Osama's death story.
    The Borg collective just got a tad creepier.

  3. My facebook page is the same way. I am not saying anything as I see no point of trying to have a rational conversation when people are this whipped up.

    What I do find very interesting and another contradiction in Obama's thinking, is that he used the term "Justice was served". I can understand a lay person using such a term, but find it very disturbing and ironic to hear a legal scholar like Obama use the term to describe an assassination or lynch mob killing. This type of justice is the same type that street gangs extract on one another over gang member killings.

    Justice served? How about retaliation complete? or Retribution served?

  4. Indeed curious. I am pretty sure our government doesn't give two rats behinds about Islamic law. Reading the NYT article I was struck by the fact a female was killed in the raid but only because she was being used as a human shield by a terrorist, no doubt, her husband. Who writes this stuff and who believes it?

  5. But Anonymous at 10:05 am, how do we actually know that Obama is a legal scholar? Has he ever published anything about law, even on a blog, that would demonstrate competency beyond what any run-of-the-mill lawyer with leftist predilections can be expected to have?

    Also, did anyone find it odd that Islamic law would refer to scavengers as beasts of prey and as sea predators? If the translation is correct, then Islamic legal scholars, too, must be idiots in proportion to their tendency to take these sections seriously.

  6. Justice for 9/11 victims? It's too bad then that 9/11 was never listed on Osama's FBI wanted poster. This will all just fade into America's memory and we'll never know much of anything about 9/11, Osama or anything else really.

  7. The problem with a lie is that it is not the truth and it immediately starts to unravel. This one is a whopper! Osama has been dead for years but was politically useful. That is no longer the case, and so...

    Living next to the Pakistani military academy, no body, no photo, no proof, just trust us. Would we lie to you?

    It will be interesting to see how this story changes over time as it comes apart at the seams. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.

  8. Dear reader...
    I will reveal, just for you, what EXACTLY happened regarding Osama Bin-Laden...
    After nearly a decade of the fake “hunting” for Bin Laden, we decided that the 'official story' should be that he was "shot in the head because he resisted arrest and 'buried straight away according to islamic practice' in the ocean" (conveniently making the body unavailable, plus no grave to be visited by 'pilgrims' etc...)
    The truth is that Osama has been an active C.I.A asset for MANY years and was funded by them too. We have known of his whereabouts AT ALL TIMES.
    Osama was a very ill man. He died of kidney failure in December 2001 (he was treated via dialysis in an American military hospital before AND after George Bush's administration premeditatedly brought down the twin towers and fired a cruise missile at the Pentagon on September 11th 2001 and blamed Osama and Al-Qaeeda in order to create the ever lasting 'invisible enemy' like in George Orwells book 1984.)
    By creating this 'invisible enemy' we could perpetrate 'false flag (fake) terrorist atrocities ourselves, and blame Osama and Al-qaeeda in order to give us 'a good reason' to invade wherever we wanted..! (especially the middle-east for their oil, and Afghanistan for their opium plus more countries to come of course)
    After Osama's death, the C.I.A took charge of his corpse and it has been on ice for nearly a decade. It was decided that his “death” would only be announced at the most politically expedient time, ie: now, when my popularity is at it's lowest, the country is bankrupt and i'm about to start my next campaign for re-election etc...
    We may even decide to do yet another false flag terror operation (not on the same scale as 9/11 though), blame it on revenge attacks in the hope of manipulating the American people into being all patriotic and whip up the kind of 'togetherness' we got after 9/11 with the added benefit of being able to take over even more of the middle east as per our longterm plans.
    There is of course, more that i could tell you but that's enough for now.
    Barry Soetero
    aka- President Barack Obama.