I received yet another note from my Facebook friend who go in for conspiracy theories.
Hey Richard, I was just curious on your take about something. When OBL was allegedly killed recently, the admin claimed that the reason for not being able to bring back the body for confirmation was that they wanted to make sure they didn’t offend Muslims by violating their burial laws. That was their story. Of course, I immediately did an internet search on “Muslim Burial Laws”, and saw that their claim was inaccurate. Found no reference to a 24-hour time limit, and also found that the body is supposed to be buried in the ground. This info is now finally cracking thru in mainstream news media.
You’re a thinker. What’s your take on this? Since we now know that not only did they not need to bury the body at sea to be within burial laws, but that, in fact, they actually, by doing so, Violated said laws…why did they not bring back the body for confirmation?
Don’t bother with the time if you don’t want to, but I think this one is pretty interesting, and I am curious to know what you think.
I responded by doing a Bing search and within four minutes. Found this link with the following paragraph. Bold Italics are mine.
Muslims strive to bury the deceased as soon as possible after death, avoiding the need for embalming or otherwise disturbing the body of the deceased. An autopsy may be performed, if necessary, but should be done with the utmost respect for the dead.
Now granted, it doesn’t specifically say within twenty four hours. But I would think that it would be implied. The idea being that you want to get the body into the ground before putrefaction sets in.
So, I send my friend the link with a note to look at paragraph four. He responds with the following note.
Not sure what you’re getting at. The whole article looks to have supported what I said. If you meant something different, I missed it.
At this point, I did a Shelia Broflovski and went “What, What, WHAT?!”. Because he claimed that the sentence that refuted his point actually proved it.
Which is why my next message to him was, shall we say, a tad on the cranky side.
“Muslims strive to bury the deceased as soon as possible after death, avoiding the need for embalming or otherwise disturbing the body of the deceased. An autopsy may be performed, if necessary, but should be done with the utmost respect for the dead.”
IT’S IN THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THE PARAGRAPH!
I’m not proud of going all caps on this one. But I felt it was necessary in this situation. His reply…
Paragraph 4, word 4: Bury.
But answer me this, where would they have buried him?
They’re in enough trouble because of Bin Laden as it is.
Contrary to what the Bush Administration used to say, they hated the son of a bitch as much as we did! (Even if they are willing to use his death to poke us in the eye with.)
“Dude, just leave us out of this.”
As far as confirmation goes. We got his DNA. Al-Qaida has confirmed it. (And you know that they would have been the first to say “Ha, Ha! You missed!”.) I’m calling it. He’s dead. End of story.
Now let’s concentrate on undoing his damage.