This scrupulous care, of course, is designed to underscore Obama’s claim, repeated last night, that we are not at war with Islam. It is designed to placate the Muslims whom — Obama also hastened to tell us last night — bin Laden did not lead, but rather murdered wholesale. Pamela Geller pinpoints what’s wrong with this: “Such respect we give, not only to a mass murderer of Americans in the name of Islam, but deference to the very ideology that has fueled this war on America.”
“Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial,” from FoxNews.com, May 2:
Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News.
Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf.
In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 a.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
Bin Laden, who resisted capture, was “living rather comfortably” in the compound, an official told Fox News….