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May 05, 2011

"The Martyr's Sea:" Attempt To Deny Osama a Shrine Only Partially Successful

The North Arabian sea is now being called "the Martyr's Sea." A "scholar" at Cambridge says the effort could backfire.

‘Given Muslim ideas of holiness diffusing over large areas it is possible that a pilgrimage will develop as radicals stand on beaches contemplating the virtues of their dead hero,’ he added.

I wish we had not said where he was dumped. Sure, we could be lying, but what does it matter? The important thing is what people think -- if people think the North Arabian Sea is his shrine, then that's his shrine.

Again, we play right into their hands. Here, we apparently attempted to give him a burial at sea near Mecca. Why? Why such a gesture to a monster?

Why not deep in the Pacific? Why not the Marianas Trench? Why not the Sea of That's For Me To Know And You To Find Out?

The "scholar" continues, sounding not so much like a scholar but yet another in a long list of Muslims making demands on non-Mulsims.

‘Muslim scholars have been worried about the manner in which his mortal remains were consigned to the deep, he added, saying that Islam’s most respected scholars had already decreed the sea burial ‘religiously improper.’ ‘Even mass murderers deserve a religiously valid burial. We are judged on how we behave when in a position of strength,’ he said.

Two points:

Shall the Jihadi Hero also be judged how he behaved when in a position of strength -- that is, when in a position to murder 3000 unknowing, unwarned civilians?

No? That just applies, as usual, to Muslims' enemies, eh?

The other point is obvious and well-noted. This game of claiming these people "aren't true Muslims." Apparently the aren't Muslims when we start thinking about policies negatively affecting Muslims, but they are Muslims when barbarians want to rattle their scimitars and demand "respect" for Muslim heroes.

So which is he? Non-Muslim demonic apostate? Or a true Muslim?

I am so sick of Muslim double-talk and Humpty Dumpty "words mean what I say they mean when I mean them to mean what I mean to mean" nonsense.

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