Skip to comments.Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial
Posted on 05/02/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT by KansasGirl
DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News.
Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf.
In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 p.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
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Why? That’s smart foreign policy. Split the radicals from the common Muslims.
It’s the moral thing to do.
Except you are not supposed to bury at sea if you are a muslim.
Kind of funny.
I don’t understand why so many are getting so mad over giving Osama a “Muslim” burial. The whole point is to show we are better than the “Osamas” of the Muslim world. We will show respect to a dead body....something they don’t do. We are not trying to stomp out Islam, just those that use it as a justification for acting crazy in a otherwise civilized world.
I wished they had gotten some Islamic Clerics to do the cleansing and burial at sea....and that they documented it well. It should be shown everywhere in the Mideast. It would stop speculation that we descrated the body.
He is dead, thankfully, that is enough for me. I don’t see any sense in stooping to their primitive level of action. Let them see Western Civilization at its best.
I'm joining whatever church believes in that as a funeral rite.
The human turd OBL showed no respect for his victims. Showing respect for him in this way makes us look weak. It would have been more appropriate to sever the head, and put it on a pole on the top of the Statue of Liberty’s torch.
Yeah. Ceremony probably Chevy chase vacation style.
Yeah. Ceremony probably Chevy chase vacation style.
I can tell you shedloads about Helmand. I have one son still serving there and one son who died there.
If, by being a little bit respectful to BL’s body without giving him a tomb that can act as a rallying point, it calms down the locals so I get my younger son back in one piece, I can live with that.
If you can’t - I am quite sure my younger boy would happily give you his place. Let me know when you are ready to ship out so he can come home.
If I had been in charge of the preparations, I believe I would have seen to it that he was wrapped in a blanket, lined with pork chops...
you ever served there , no you’re a mother and no doubt has soem trouble with your son but as a vet then it is different and yes I know you do not want to know this but this is how wars are fought and this is what we do
kill not kiss up now imagine if we did that with the NAZIS, my how times have changed
btw I have sent you a PM explaining as there is noting worse than a parent worrying and which I do not blame you but by kissing up is not helping but going ot further your son
Even with that murderous thug dead, they still bow and scrape to him!
Let's see: They tell us he went down swinging in a firefight with Navy SEALsso he looks like a badass bitter-ender to his followers.
He gets a proper, Islamic burial in the Arabian Seaso no Muslims are offended.
And the American public is offered no solid proof that he's deadso Jihadis know we can't bring closure to dark, strange chapter in American history.
Jeez but they're trying hard to immortalize that punk!
You are right. I am new here.
And I understand what you are saying completely. If I were the lone wolf out there with a gun and ran up against OBL, I would put a bullet between his eyes and share a ham sandwich with him.
That being said, rather than risk more extreme attacks on our soil, we did what we sort of HAD to do. It wasn’t completely to their customs. We still added the F.U. part of evidently sinking the murderer at sea undressed instead of the clothes he died in (which makes him a martyr). This has upset some of the muslim population. I say, deal with it. He killed innocent people and was “brave” enough to use a woman as a human shield upon his death. <sarc
I also posted that what we “said” and what we did are probably two different things. I am sure we have video where we took great care of the body and adhered to muslim tradition. I am also pretty sure that there are parts cut out of us shoving a bacon and ham sandwich down his throat and firing bullets to help that body sink. I was in the military and know how it works.
There is nothing right about desecrating the dead,the best way to keep on fighting,is to find the next guy and take him out.So on and so forth,let him be forgotten as just an other fool who use terror and the death of innocents for his own purposes.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
That’s the way I look at it. Publicly denigrating OBL or abusing the body would have served no purpose except to potentially put Americans at more risk and lower America to their level. Smart means being cool. They did it right and smart.
I think we are all watching too much T.V.. I have jumped from Fox to CNN to BBC to etc, etc, etc.... They are all giving their ratings “get”. “If we don’t know, let’s make it up!” I’m sick and tired of all the conjecture that our msm makes up to get ratings. They get a bunch of guys who seem to play Call of Duty to add their opinions on how a SEAL attack is done.
Our military can not be beat. These guys don’t play fantasy games. They go in and get the job done. That’s why we don’t have a living body to parade around Times Square. They were given a mission and our SEAL boys fulfilled it.
snark I hear you I really do but we should stop when we hear the media , and here’s why
they said he used human shields , now let us think about it, it was his wife and of course she lived with him so how was she a shield , she was not but many fall for it and repeat. Not saying you per se either so please do not get me wrong.
The only correct course of action was to bring the body to a location and let a pool of reporters photo him and then ditch the scum bag.
This way it stops all this questioning by anyone who has doubts.
If the guys I know were involved in this I guarantee that they would have slapped him with some pork in the sheet
I remember some guys , friends of mine built a mosque and still today they buried a pigs head in the foundation and still today they face mecca and towards a pig, BTW they were vets who did this but of course the left would not like that as a joke
We need to be all together in our fight and no doubt he will get a bounce but if this is used by the left then the GOP should state how he got a muslim service , something he took away from thousands, and that was a service
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