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Osama bin Laden's body buried at sea
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Posted on 05/02/2011 1:43:47 AM PDT by Jim 726

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To: Jim 726
He wasn't buried at sea because he's not dead. This is just a story to cover the fact that they captured him alive and he's on a rack right now having his fingernails removed. The real fun starts next week when his sex reassignment surgery begins.

Or so I fervently hope

51 posted on 05/02/2011 4:43:53 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Jim 726
from Wikipedia re Islamic burial:

The deceased is then taken for burial (al-Dafin). The exact manner, customs and style of the grave, the burial and so forth may vary by regional custom.

The grave should be aligned perpendicular to the Qibla (i.e. Mecca). The body is placed in the grave without a casket, laying on its right side, and facing the Qibla.[10] Grave markers should be raised only up to a maximum of 30 centimetres (12 in) above the ground. Thus Grave markers are simple, because outwardly lavish displays are discouraged in Islam. Many times graves may even be unmarked, or marked only with a simple wreath. However, it is becoming more common for family members to erect grave monuments.

In Middle Eastern cultures women are generally discouraged from participating in the funeral procession. The reason for this is that in pre-Islamic Arabia it was customary in Arabia for grieving women to wail loudly. Wealthy families often even hired 'wailers' to attend the funerals of their deceased relative. Wailing at funerals is not permitted in Islam.[11]

The body is laid such that it is facing the direction of the Qibla.

Three fist-sized spheres of hand-packed soil (prepared beforehand by the gravediggers) are used as props, one under the head, one under the chin and one under the shoulder. The lowering of the corpse, and positioning of the soil-balls is done by the next of kin. In the case of a departed husband, the male brother or brother-in-law usually performs this task. In the case of a departed wife, the husband undertakes this (if physically able). If the husband is elderly, then the eldest male son (or son-in-law) is responsible for lowering, alignment and propping the departed.

The orthodoxy expects those present to symbolically pour three handfuls of soil into the grave while reciting a Quranic verse in Arabic meaning "We created you from it, and return you into it, and from it We will raise you a second time".[12] More prayers are then said, asking for forgiveness of the deceased, and reminding the dead of their profession of faith.

52 posted on 05/02/2011 4:51:06 AM PDT by floozy22 (The left has an irrational devotion to protecting evil.)
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To: Jim 726

Tonight, Japanese cable TV showed a picture of the head, but partially obscured I guess to hide the ugly parts. It did look like his mouth. So I guess the photos are out there.

But burying him (I’m thinking more like they probably tossed him overboard) was most definitely the most appropriate thing to do, otherwise the fanatics would probably erect a shrine in his memorial, no body, no shrine.

The funniest part is that BO saved this announcement to pre-empt Trump’s show!


53 posted on 05/02/2011 4:55:45 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: InvisibleChurch

Where’s the C.O.L.D.? Certificate of Live Death


54 posted on 05/02/2011 5:06:43 AM PDT by Pure Country (“I’ve noticed that every person that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim 726

Not unprecedented. After the Nazi hierarchy were hanged, their bodies were cremated and the ashes handed to a couple of military police with instructions to drive around until they were thoroughly lost, then dump the ashes in a roadside ditch. They did.


55 posted on 05/02/2011 5:07:34 AM PDT by Grut
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To: Jim 726

What?!?!?

This guy was in the business of destroying AMERICA and we respect his religious ‘rights’ after we kill him???

This sounds as screwy as that phoney birth certificate!


56 posted on 05/02/2011 5:08:09 AM PDT by J40000
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To: Jim 726
They should have stuffed his mouth full of bacon an dleft his head on a stake in the compound as a warning to the rest of the muzzies. (needless to say his body should have been rolled in pig fat and dragged through the streets.

The moslems did not honor Christian tradition when they flew jets into the WTC, why should we honor anyting of theirs?

57 posted on 05/02/2011 5:14:35 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: J40000

First I think they stuffed Obama’s college and school record up Osama’s ass before they dropped into the drink. Kill two birds with one stone, I always say.


58 posted on 05/02/2011 5:14:55 AM PDT by Tuxedo (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

You overlook the obvious.

The body was disposed at an undisclosed location at sea because there could be no place on land that would not become a shrine.

The deed was done quickly to avoid heaping irrelevant reasons for reprisal on top of the obvious. There should be no religious reasons for reprisal.

The really good description of the action is “He’s dead Jim” to which there is no good retort.


59 posted on 05/02/2011 5:20:42 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: PhilDragoo
R. Daneel Olivaw?


60 posted on 05/02/2011 5:23:08 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: BIGLOOK

The speech was in my view his best. He did not give his normal head twisting delivery.

This will be the high point and the only real accomplishment during his Presidency.


61 posted on 05/02/2011 5:25:15 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Kozak

If so, I like Navy speak. :-)


62 posted on 05/02/2011 5:28:08 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Jim 726

I kind of hoped they would have used a honeydipper as the funeral director.


63 posted on 05/02/2011 5:36:09 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Tuxedo

So, after the decision was made to take the life of Osama bin Laden, out of respect for his religious tradition the evidence of his death is destroyed? That strains credibility, as taking a life is by far of greater consequence than leaving the corpse unburied for 24 hours.
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Was Saddam Hussein’s corpse similarly honored? If not his, why bin Laden’s?
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And what exactly was gained by “respecting his religious tradition”? Will that cause “the Muslim street” to forgive the taking of bin Laden’s life? Having taken bin Laden’s life, would not “respecting Muslim burial customs” cause significantly more anger on “the Muslim street”? And just where in “Muslim burial customs” is disposal at sea?
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One must remember we are not dealing with the most transparent Administration in history, nor with the most trustworthy of Presidents. Skepticism is not inappropriate. While it would be a plus if bin Laden were gone, these are nagging questions that diminish the sense of closure one would hope to have at this moment.


64 posted on 05/02/2011 5:52:20 AM PDT by dez (Giving resident visas to illegals is like giving car thieves legal title to the cars they steal)
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To: ari-freedom
“U.S. officials told CBS News that bin Laden’s body would be handled in accordance with Muslim traditions”

Burial at sea? Since when? In all of this muslim-on-muslim fighting, they just dump the bodies in mass graves. Sounds appropriate here.

65 posted on 05/02/2011 6:08:42 AM PDT by Fredgoblu
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To: Jim 726

BREAKING: Sharks have dinner with trashed Osama mean and give thumbs up to NAVY SEALS for flushing dinner out of the toilet of the helicopter.


66 posted on 05/02/2011 6:13:57 AM PDT by Wiz
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67 posted on 05/02/2011 6:22:34 AM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . The $4.30/gal. gasoline is too damned high! . . .)
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To: bert

All these post make a great script for a weekend at berries redo.


68 posted on 05/02/2011 6:54:16 AM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: Squat

I meant weekend at Bernie’s


69 posted on 05/02/2011 7:01:31 AM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: PhilDragoo

The only thing more beautiful than that post, would be one with him being dumped in the ocean.

I hope you get the opportunity to fiddle with that!

I have loved your Osama postings for many years. Thank you so much!

If I could remember my password, I would post the Osama Post Of The Day graphic for this post. ;o)


70 posted on 05/02/2011 11:48:43 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: PhilDragoo

lead poisoning for the fishies.


71 posted on 05/06/2011 12:46:13 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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