“Even serious people view him as an actual mujahid, a shahid who should be celebrated as such.”
The aftermath of bin Laden’s death ought to be an instructive moment for the world on the phenomenon of the Tiny Minority of Excremists. Hence the other problem discussed below: the ongoing persecution of Christians by Muslims in Iraq and elsewhere. “Christians fear more attacks, Iraqi ambassador in Rome pledges protection,” fromAsiaNews, May 3:
They will never trust us again:
So why are we still giving them billions every year? “CIA: Blitz, Pakistan Not Warned To Avoid Alerting Bin Laden,” fromÂ AGI, May 3 via JW.
Dumb, just dumb:
Today’s dumber than dirt contribution by Â Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.- this is the guy who told us that pastor Jones shouldn’t excercise his right to free speech in order to not make Muslims angry)
“Religious sensitivity is smart,” Graham said. “At Guantanamo Bay the worst people in the world â€“ some of them â€“ get prayer rugs and a Qur’an. I know our guys would not be that well treated.”
Heartbroken Paki headbangers are missing their idol:
Graham said the move was “about us,” implying that affording bin Laden Muslim funeral rites was more about upholding American values than about showing respect for the man who murdered nearly 3,000 Americans.
“But, it is about us when we capture someone, so I’m proud that my nation, our nation, would be sensitive to religion, even though the people involved are not sensitive themselves,” he said.
“The one thing about an Islamic burial of bin Laden â€“ that’s smart â€“ but don’t allow this sensitivity to rush you into making decisions that maybe in hindsight were not the best to make to close the deal,” Graham said, criticizing the administration’s decision to quickly dispose of bin Laden’s corpse.
“I thought that holding onto the body for a period of time to allow some independent analysis would help us make the case” that America really did kill bin Laden, he added.
Graham is among several Republican lawmakers calling on the administration to release photos of bin Laden’s body.