Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FID 2011.05.04

You just can't satisfy those assholes.

Islamic scholars criticize bin Laden's sea burial
Muslim clerics said Monday that Osama bin Laden's burial at sea was a violation of Islamic tradition that may further provoke militant calls for revenge attacks against American targets.

"The Americans want to humiliate Muslims through this burial, and I don't think this is in the interest of the U.S. administration," said Omar Bakri Mohammed, a radical cleric in Lebanon.
It shouldn't surprise anyone that the obama administration can't even bury a dead body without screwing up and pissing people off. And it also shouldn't surprise anyone that muslims are going to get pissed off at anything America does, even when it's done by a president that has a history of bending over backwards (or just bending over) to placate them.
President Barack Obama said the remains had been handled in accordance with Islamic custom, which requires speedy burial, and the Pentagon later said the body was placed into the waters of the northern Arabian Sea after adhering to traditional Islamic procedures — including washing the corpse — aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

But the Lebanese cleric Mohammed called it a "strategic mistake" that was bound to stoke rage.

Clerics in Iraq — where an offshoot of al-Qaida is blamed for the death of thousands of people since 2003 — also criticized the U.S. action. One said it only benefited fish.

"If a man dies on a ship that is a long distance from land, then the dead man should be buried at the sea," said Shiite cleric Ibrahim al-Jabari. "But if he dies on land, then he should be buried in the ground, not to be thrown into the sea. Otherwise, this would be only inviting fish to a banquet."
IMO the best quote about the whole burial thing is below (it's floating around on the 'Net - I have no idea where it originated).
"They dumped his body in the ocean. That way, whenever you go to the beach you can piss on his grave." 

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