A "senior Defense (is that term "defense" even appropriate?) Department official" describes the Muslim religious rites administered for Osama bin Laden (isn't that grotesquely hypocritical if Bin Laden's acts were "anti-Islamic," as affirmed unanimously and repeatedly by our political and military leadership for a decade since 9/11 ??) aboard an aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea, following the raid that killed the Al-Qaeda leader.
Today religious rights were conducted for the deceased on the deck of the USS Carl-Vinson which is located in the North Arabian Sea.
Traditional procedures for Islamic burial were followed. The deceased's body was washed and then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag.
A military officer read prepared religious remarks which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat-board... (and) eased into the sea.
According to ABC News a "Muslim seaman" conducted the ritualistic burial ceremony for the mass murderer of Americans, Osama Bin Laden,
...and said the prayers, with bin Laden's body wrapped in the "appropriate way."
How fitting that such an abhorrently obsequious, self-loathing burial took place aboard the USS Carl Vinson given this January 2009 story "proudly" trumpeted about the ship's "partnership" with Saudi Arabia:
The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), afforded a USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Sailor and four other Navy members the opportunity to visit Mecca, the holiest site in the Muslim faith, from Dec. 6-12, 2008, to make the traditional pilgrimage known as Hajj.
Lt. J.G. Rami Islam of the Carl Vinson's Engineering Department was selected from about 75 candidates Navy-wide to embark on the KSA-sponsored pilgrimage, which is required to be completed by Muslims who have the ability to do so at least once in their lifetimes.
"The fact that the U.S. Navy allowed this trip to take place is proven evidence that, in this organization, we are all equal" said Islam. "All religions are respected, and that kind of equal treatment and support are some of the best morale boosters for our Sailors."
This sickening spectacle of our great nation's military hypocritically supplicating itself before Islamdom -- affording Muslim "burial rites" to the putatively "un-Islamic" mass-murdering jihadist Bin Laden -- brings to mind, once again, a remarkably candid assessment by the 18th century Moroccan Sufi "master" Ibn Ajibah from his Koranic commentary, a work I was made aware of by my colleague, Dr. Mark Durie.
Describing unabashedly the purpose of the Koranic poll tax (as per Koran 9:29) of submission for non-Muslims brought under Islamic hegemony by jihad, Ibn Ajibah makes clear the ultimate goal of its imposition was to achieve what he called the death of the "soul," through the dhimmi's execution of their own humanity.
[The dhimmi] is commanded to put his soul, good fortune and desires to death. Above all he should kill the love of life, leadership and honor. [The dhimmi] is to invert the longings of his soul, he is to load it down more heavily than it can bear until it is completely submissive. Thereafter nothing will be unbearable for him. He will be indifferent to subjugation or might. Poverty and wealth will be the same to him; praise and insult will be the same; preventing and yielding will be the same; lost and found will be the same. Then, when all things are the same, it [the soul] will be submissive and yield willingly what it should give. [Tafsir ibn ‘Ajibah. Commentary on Q9:29. Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn `Ajibah]