Obama administration consulted Muslim experts to ensure bin Laden given Islamic burial

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Political correctness run amok?

For years we’ve been hearing Muslims and elected officials tell us Osama bin Laden wasn’t a real Muslim, that he hijacked Islam. Apparently he was a real Muslim, at least in the eyes of the Obama administration. So much so they consulted experts (read: Muslims) to ensure the world’s most wanted terrorist was buried in accordance with Islamic custom. One would like to think that’s just to placate the jihadi’s but apparently there is video of the event indicating that it’s not just hearsay.

CBS reported:

The U.S. official who disclosed the burial at sea said it would have been difficult to find a country willing to accept the remains. Mr. Obama said the remains had been handled in accordance with Islamic custom, which requires speedy burial.

AP reported:

The burial from an aircraft carrier in the North Arabian Sea was videotaped aboard the ship, according to a senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because a decision on whether to release the video was not final. The official said it was highly likely that the video, along with photographs of bin Laden’s body, would be made public in coming days.

The swiftness of the burial may have raised suspicions but was in accord with Islamic traditions. Islamic scholars, however, challenged U.S. assertions that a burial at sea was an appropriate fate for a Muslim who had died on land.

The act denied al-Qaida any sort of burial shrine for their slain leader. Once again, bin Laden had vanished, but this time at the hands of the United States and in a way that ensures he is gone forever.

A separate CBS story has more on the apparent dhimmitude of American officials (Mediaite video here):

According to White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, bin Laden’s remains were buried “in strict conformance with Islamic precepts and practices.” Brennan said the administration consulted “appropriate specialists and experts” before making the decision.

“There is a requirement in Islamic law that an individual be buried within 24 hours,” Brennan told reporters in a press briefing on Monday. “There were certain steps that had to be taken because of the nature of the operation. We wanted to make sure we were able to do that in the time period allotted for it.”

“Going to another country, making those arrangements, requirements, would have exceeded that time period, in our view,” he continued. “And so, therefore, we thought that the best way to ensure that his body was given …an appropriate Islamic burial was to take those actions that would allow us to do that burial at sea.” Bin Laden’s native Saudi Arabia had refused to accept bin Laden’s body.

But some Islamic clerics argued on Monday that burying bin Laden’s body at sea violated Islamic law – and that it might provoke militants to call for revenge attacks aimed at American targets.

While there appear to be varying schools of thought on whether or not Islamic law permits burying a body at sea, a number of scholars have said such an action is only appropriate under “extraordinary circumstances” – and that bin Laden’s death did not qualify.

“They can say they buried him at sea, but they cannot say they did it according to Islam,” Mohammed al-Qubaisi, the highest religious law official in Dubai, said of the burial. “Sea burials are permissible for Muslims in extraordinary circumstances. This is not one of them.”

“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,” he added.

According to one school of thought, sea burials are permitted only when the person in question died on board a ship.

“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.”

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb, a prominent Islamic scholar, condemned the burial as an act that goes against religious and moral values. According to El-Tayeb, Islam forbids the desecration of the bodies of the dead, irrespective of their beliefs and ideologies.

One possible deterrent for burying bin Laden at sea was the fear that had he been buried on land his grave might become a shrine or otherwise contentious symbol.

Nevertheless, some Islamic clerics have said that bin Laden’s burial may well serve as a source of future unrest.

“What was done by the Americans is forbidden by Islam and might provoke some Muslims,” said Abdul-Sattar al-Janabi, an Islamic scholar from Iraq who preaches at Baghdad’s Abu Hanifa mosque. “It is not acceptable and it is almost a crime to throw the body of a Muslim man into the sea. The body of bin Laden should have been handed over to his family to look for a country or land to bury him.”

“They don’t want to see him become a symbol, but he is already a symbol in people’s hearts,” Egyptian Islamic analyst and lawyer Montasser el-Zayat said in an interview with the Associated Press.

For the most part, who cares what clerics have to say, but obviously Obama and Brennan and others cared. That’s why they consulted Muslims on how to bury bin Laden.

To some, in Mumbai for example, the Arabian Sea is now tainted water. The bigger question again is why so much concern on giving the world’s most wanted terrorist a Muslim burial?

It gets worse, from AP:

Bin Laden’s body was washed and placed in a white sheet. He was placed in a weighted bag that, after religious remarks by a military officer, was slipped into the sea about 2 a.m. EDT Monday.

Other sources reported:

A military officer read religious remarks that were translated into Arabic by a native speaker, the official said.

A “Muslim seaman” according to ABC.

Supposed sea burial now backfiring?

Radical Muslims are already calling the site of Osama bin Laden’s ocean burial the ‘Martyr’s Sea’, according to one of Britain’s leading Islamic scholars.

25 Responses

  1. I Wish they had fed him to the pigs! Tha way they could have shoveled the crap buried it so they could build a shrine to him!

  2. If the White House hadn’t stated that it was Muslim custom to bury their dead at sea, maybe I wouldn’t wonder so much if he was still alive. It is clearly not their custom, as you can see here: //http:www.al-islam.org/laws/burial.html I want to see the body, or at least have trustworthy independent verification.

  3. Not only was this 7th century savage caveman a Muslim he totally stood for what they really are.

    There is no better example of Sharia than Osama bin Laden. As far as this mock lie that they killed him, they are lying Patriots.

    This savage died a while back. He had kidney disease and since dialysis is not available in caves, he could not get treatment since he was hiding out.

    The orchestrated propganda pushed on America last night and today is laughable.

    First we get the 3rd grade photoshop BC forgery and now this.

    Create a crisis to distract. Create a senario to get re-elected illegally to the WH.

    This train of lying frauds is unbelievable. & keeping up with all these lies and cover up.

    There is a utube posted this afternoon showing a released pic of a bloody corpse claiming it is Bin Laden, problem is it has also been photoshopped.

    It is not Bin Laden.

    Wow kill him , then throw him in the ocean, but no pics because it did not happen.

    They are lying. Obama been lying again. Gee what else is new?

  4. As for following Sharia Law is anyone surprised that this Muslim Usurping Fraud Obama wants to please our enemies??

    They are his brethren. Pure 100% evil liars.

    • I could give a flying fig if Osama bin laden gets a descent islamic burial. He’s a mass murderer like hitler. What Aabout americans did they get a proper burial no they were killed by cowards thinking their going to get virgins well guess what dumb butts your soul has no male parts.

  5. I am pissed about the islamoasskissing involved but not surprised, however, I am pleased that the kneel & bob for islam attempt was an islamofail. Zero can’t do anything right, not even to please his muslim brothers who he stands with. ha ha ha

  6. I’m still not voting for Obama

  7. No matter how he was disposed of, someone was going to complain. The MB in Egypt is calling this an assassination, they claim that we should have brought him to trial. Others are claiming that we violated his burial rights as a Muslim. TFB.. He violated the lives of thousands on September 11th. BTW he did raise a rifle to the SEALS…” NUFF SAID “.

  8. West should learn about islam fast as islam is all out to destroy them. Islam means no coexistence , no respect to other culture destroy them completely. One billions converts, many nations now islamic have no love for roots , soon this will happen in europe and usa so wake up and plan for our existence. People who don’t look at past history they do become history.

  9. And so Osama BL is not a good Muslim, not a Muslim at all in fact, per the President, yet must be given a 21 gun salute Muslim send off?

  10. Perhaps the islamic masters who placed Obama felt that sacrificing BinLaden who was on his deathbed to help insure enslaving 300 Million Americans was a good trade for islam.

  11. I am offended that he was accorded the respect of a muslim burial ritual. It would have been more befitting if he had been cremated and his ashes flushed down many toilets in New York City.

    The best we can hope for now is that a school of sharks devoured him & turned him into shark sh*t.

  12. If it was left to me I would have packed his monkey ass on a 141 attained an altitude of 35,000 feet, coated him with pigshit ,and yelled allahu f — ing akbar and waved bye bye-bye. God bless the navy sealteam # 6.

    • WGAF how he is buried. I agree with taliesin319 He deserved no proper burial. He was pig shit to me..I wonder if obama will cry for him and have the American flags flown at half mast, This wouldn’t surprise me at all if he did..Peace to all non-muslims

  13. Let’s hope he doesn’t get replaced by a more evil one!

  14. Great article thank you for investing the time to write it and post it here, I am sure that it will help many.

  15. I am very happy, US SEALS – great soldiers j- killed OBL.

    However, the kowtowing to Islam from Obama makes me sick.
    Isn’t it strange, that you can claim that OBL is: not a muslim leader and b)still give him a burial in accordance with ISLAMIC rituals??

    As from the muslim side, where are the cheers among them that a ‘non-muslim’ leader or someone ‘not representing Islam’ has been killed by US forces?
    All I hear is the tradtional moaming and whining about not showing proper respect to Islam etc. etc.
    An Pakistani minister even has the guts to complaim about American soldiers fighting on Pakistani soil! The same Pakistani, who can be relied on to hinder and block American or western anti-terror operations even when politely asked for by western leaders.

    Something is very wrong here,

  16. I was thinking UBL deserved something more along the lines of Mason Verger’s ultimate end in ‘Hannibal.’

    d(^_^)b

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  17. Remember the images of Black Hawk/Mogadishu 1993?
    Respect for dead?
    Heroes of the islamic revolution?

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