What absurdity: this non-Muslim Muslim leader whom all Muslims despised is going to be the cause for their rioting? Pamela Geller observes: “But Obama said Osama bin Laden was ‘not a Muslim leader.’ So why are Muslims in a lather? If he doesn’t represent Islam, why would Muslims go jihad? Such stupidity has no precedent.” Indeed.
The head of one of Britain’s largest Muslim organisations has urged people to remain peaceful following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Councillor Salim Mulla, who is chairman of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, told Sky News: “I am appealing publicly to all Muslim communities wherever they may be that there is no backlash. We should now move on.”
Cllr Mulla said although he was not critical of the American operation that resulted in the Bin Laden’s killing, he thought many Muslims would be “irritated”.
He said: “I really hope and pray that there will not be a backlash. I hope it won’t happen and I can’t see it happening.
“I have been very critical of American foreign policy in Afghanistan and Iraq, but it is time to move on.
“In relation to Osama bin Laden – we believe that the soul of anybody who dies belongs to God and he will now be accountable to God.”…