Monday, May 02, 2011

Bin Laden Dead - Muslims Critical

Last night's announcement that U.S. Special Forces teams had cornered and killed al-Qaeda founder and terrorist frontman INSIDE PAKISTAN, produced spontaneous public expressions of joy across the U.S.

In the Islamic world, however, news of bin Laden's demise produced criticism. The decision of the Obama administration to bury bin Laden's corpse at sea with full Muslim rites provoked the usual outrage from the ever-angry Muslims.

"What was done by the Americans is forbidden by Islam and might provoke some Muslims," said another Islamic scholar from Iraq, Abdul-Sattar al-Janabi, who preaches at Baghdad's famous 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."

Prominent Egyptian Islamic analyst and lawyer Montasser el-Zayat said bin Laden's sea burial was designed to prevent his grave from becoming a shrine. But an option was an unmarked grave.

"They don't want to see him become a symbol, but he is already a symbol in people's hearts."

Yes, throwing the body of a Muslim into the sea is "almost a crime," but murdering thousands of civilians is just fine. That is the mentality of Islam: impotent, barbaric and murderous. And people wonder why Muslim nations haven't progressed much since the eleventh century?

The Obama Administration shouldn't have bothered with the niceties of a Muslim burial. Nothing will appease Muslims, or prevent them from waging their eternal jihad against civilized behavior. Disposing of the bullet-riddled corpose so that it couldn't become a shrine was a good idea, however.

More importantly, the Obama Administration should take this opportunity to declare victory and extract the U.S. from the vicious, filthy money-pit that is Afghanistan. Continuing to squander American blood and treasure in that Islamic hell hole bears no justification. Nothing we can do there will transform Afghanistan into a functioning democracy. And even if we could do that, we'd hardly like the results (a desire for liberty is not what burns in every Muslim's heart, George W. Bush's fantasies notwithstanding). The same applies to Iraq, America's greatest mis-step in a generation.

The now explicit evidence that bin Laden was sheltered inside Pakistan amply confirms longstanding suspicions that the Pakistani government is saturated with jihadi sympathizers and is no ally to the US. Indeed, probably the only reason the raid succeeded is that the US wisely opted with withhold any information about it from the Pakistanis. That the US was able to keep such intelligence secret for so many months is an accomplishment in itself.

Pakistan has been the epicenter of Islamic terrorism for some time. Western nations should treat Pakistan as if it contained a lethal disease (which, in an ideological sense, it does). Quarantine the country. No individual or cargo should be allowed into any Western nation, but especially the US, if it originated or spent any period of time inside Pakistan.

Cut the supply line of Islamic terrorism - ie, the movement of Muslims into and out of the West - and the threat of Islamic terrorism inside the West will slowly ebb. No need to invade and occupy other countries, or borrow trillions from China, or have unionized TSA thugs molesting grandmothers at US airports.

Sadly, this is simply too sensible for American politicians to even consider. And, no doubt, it's racist. Everything is.