More Questions to Ask About Osama bin Laden's Death

Here’s a follow-up on my post of last night, “Questions to Ask About Osama bin Laden Death.”

Question #1:

Why is the press (see Daily Mail and Telegraph) posting pics of a dead Osama bin Laden which is a fake photoshop that has been circulating on the Internet for years?

How do we know this? Because the same “death” photo had been featured in a story released over a year ago.

Question #2: What happened to his body?

When the news broke yesterday evening that US forces had captured and killed Osama bin Laden, we were told that the 9-11 mastermind “was killed a week ago by a US bomb,” that “he was shot and killed by ground US forces in Pakistan,” and that “a House Intelligence committee aide confirms that the United States has the body.”
Upon awaking this morning, I discovered a radically different version. We are now told that we no longer have bin Laden’s corpse. Instead, the body is already buried at sea! From the AP:

“A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea. After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours, the official said. Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea. The official, who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security matters, did not immediately say where that occurred.”

This means those of us who are just a tad skeptical about what the Obama administration tells us will have to just take the nontransparent administration’s word that (a) The body was really Osama bin Laden’s ’cause alleged DNA tests prove it!; and (b) The corpse was a “fresh” one, instead of a long-refrigerated specimen.
Alas, the Wikipedia article on “Islamic Funeral” does not say that Muslim practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours. This is what Wiki says:

“sharia (Islamic religious law) calls for burial of the body, preceded by a simple ritual involving bathing and shrouding the body, followed by salah (prayer). Cremation of the body is forbidden. Burial rituals should normally take place as soon as possible and include:

  • Bathing the dead body, except in extraordinary circumstances….
  • Enshrouding dead body in a white cotton or linen cloth.
  • Funeral prayer.
  • Burial of the dead body in a grave.
  • Positioning the deceased so that the head is faced towards Mecca.”

In other words, Sharia law does NOT mandate that the dead must be buried within 24 hours. However, Sharia law DOES mandate that the corpse be buried in a grave, that is, in the ground instead of at sea. I can think of at least one reason why Muslims don’t bury their dead at sea. The dead is supposed to be buried with the head facing towards Mecca — something that just can’t be done if the body is dumped into the sea.
In fact, according to al-Islam.org, Sharia law specifically instructs the following:

“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.

In other words, what we are told by the Obama administration — that bin Laden’s body was “buried at sea” to abide by Muslim traditions — is bupkus, A LIE.
Lastly, since when does the United States bury the body of an enemy combatant in accordance with the enemy’s religious strictures?
H/t May, Steve, and Joan!
~Eowyn

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josephbc69
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Eowyn has morphed once again into the sharp-eyed sleuth who lets nothing escape her careful scrutiny. OBL has been killed so many times he is clearly the current master of spectral resurrection.

josephbc69
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I reckon it’s a distraction so the Obamanation can pull off another unConstitutional gambit. What say ye?

Artist
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ok, so in the midst of all this genuflecting and lauding the praises of “Our Leader”, during this, pardon my french…colossal Mind F%^& that is taking place and taking over the airwaves…..
besides coming to this blog, what can one do?
I refuse to turn on the TV…except for HGTV in the studio and my poor husband is depressed and says Rush says this will ensure Obamas’ re-election, I say that’s 18 months away and he must have felt pretty threatened to play his “trump” card so early in the game…..
but, fellow warriors and koolaid eschewers, how do we fight?

Ted Nougat
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Ted Nougat

It’s all bullcrap.
This is a “catalyst” event – or a major diversion for something else. Watch for something in the near future which will result in more Government control. I don’t have any inside knowledge or connections, just going with my gut here.

Dave
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Dave

The needle on Dave’s smell meter has been moving steadily to the right since last night. Honestly, I don’t know what to believe, if anything, from this particular White House. And I still go back to the fact that Osama, a confirmed media whore dog, just suddenly decided to up and stop making those threatening videos by choice back around 2002, shortly after which two reports surfaced that Osama had gone Tango Uniform due either to natural causes, or was offed by a fellow Islamist? My gut tells me it was probably the former. There is a reason those vids… Read more »

Will
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Will

Don’t worry just like the “birther” issue we will all be told to shut up and accept it for what it is. (this will be coming from the conservative side) and give Obama this one little prop.

Dave
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Dave

Will,
You are exactly right.
There are just too many on our side who stay awake nights worrying about what the lefties think and say about them.
The truth just doesn’t seem to matter much.
-Dave

Candance Moore
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Candance Moore

Doesn’t the Bible mention someone who is mortally wounded but then somehow keeps resurfacing? Just saying….

Ted Nougat
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Ted Nougat

Been watching a little television and listening to the banter about this. Here’s where my thoughts go – 1. The very face of terrorism is now dead and out of the picture. Obama is the hero. 2. Now that Bin Laden is gone, there is a sense of “closure” with many Americans (the sheeple). Obama has a reason to begin bringing the troops home – a yet-to-be fulfilled campaign promise. Obama is the hero. 3. The troops are home and can be redeployed elsewhere, like Iran or Korea, or domestically, where their years of house-to-house sweeps and civil police action… Read more »

BKeyser
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BKeyser

Guys and gals- he’s dead. He died yesterday just like the reports have said. How do I know? Well, I don’t really. But I think we’ve all got to settle down on the conspiracy theories. There is no way the administration would have risked the backlash in the Islamic world that is sure to follow and completely beyond our control for the sake of politics, 18 months before the election. An October surprise? Maybe. But not a May-the-year-before surprise. Take heart in knowing that our military and intelligence professionals performed flawlessly. Remember that Obama just happened to be the guy… Read more »

Thomas Morato
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Thomas Morato

How long will it take for the government to stage and release the video of the Navy conducting the burial-at-sea to surface? Since day one, I have been called nuts… so let them continue. Within hours of the attack on 9/11 the media (with no official investigation) was throwing around Bin Laden’s name as the one responsible. This is impossible without prior knowledge. If there was prior knowledge, why was the attack allowed to happen? Who feeds the media (particularly the Associated Press) their information? Answer that question and you have the answer to who was behind the attacks. I… Read more »

BKeyser
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BKeyser

Eo – a follow up:
Here’s the Daily Beast exemplifying my point. The War on Terror is Over.
Yeah, keep thinking that kiddies. When it’s not and it’s time to vote again, who are they going to blame? Bush? Don’t forget, Obama’s anti-war stance was hugely popular in ’08 and rode him to victory among the youth. Bye bye youth.

PappyCrux
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I personally believe that flushing bin laden’s carcass down USS Carl Vincen bilge and holding it there until all Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, etc. had a chance to show proper honor & respect by dropping their respective deuces down the heads. It would have been the proper way for our warriors to pay their respects.

Ted B
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Ted B

The same good folks that brought us ramped body counts in Vietnam, Pat Tillman fiction, Sadam’s WMDs…an invisible “in full sight” Murree Hill Station compound with 18 foot walls. Sure.
In real time: trillion dollar US militarty/security budgets are headed higher..with a little extra for OPEC and the Seven Sisters…$teroids for NATO.
Alas what to do with NATOHello!

lolconspiracy
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lolconspiracy

First, Sharia law DOS call for burial within 24 hours unless family calls for the body to be preserved. Second, Sharia law DOES call for burial at sea under very special circumstances. One of these special circumstances is if there is a legitimate fear that the body will later be desecrated by enemies of the deceased. Cremation is strictly forbidden. Obviously . . . there is a long line of people who would love to piss on Bin Laden’s grave. So his burial at sea was definitely in accordance with Sharia Law and fully exhibits U.S. ability to take the… Read more »