RUSH: Dave in Philadelphia, you’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Yeah. Rush?
CALLER: Hey, how you doing? Mega dittos from Philadelphia. My wife, Gail, and I are big fans. And I just want to ask you a question about the body of Bin Laden. Why did they bury it at sea? Why didn’t they bring it home here and do as Glenn Beck said, put a ham hat on it and bury him?
RUSH: Well, here again, we must praise and congratulate President Obama for being the only one to know the strict Muslim rules here.
RUSH: And that is that quick burial, burial within 24 hours is required in Islam. The regime decided that they would do a proper burial at sea. Now, at sea is the last approved method in Islam for proper burial. If no other way — either have to have died at sea, and I think in this case the regime probably assuming there were so many tears in Pakistan at the death of Osama that that qualified as a sea, so they then buried him at sea and this prevents there from being a shrine, you know, a grave site that could become an annual pilgrimage place.
CALLER: Yeah, I understand that, but it just doesn’t seem to bestow any sort of honor to him, I mean as far as —
RUSH: Well, look. Let me tell you something. You’ve got Brennan up there, one of the national security advisors, and he’s going on and on and on about how this was a proper show of respect. They had to respect the body of this mass murderer, even though Islamic law is against burial at sea unless there is no other choice, and there were other choices, but he went on to point out here that this regime showed profound respect in the way they handled the burial of the body and that was the intent. They wanted people of the Islamic faith to understand they had profound, total respect for their traditions and this is why.
Now, I want to try to debunk something here, folks, again just using common sense, because the regime is saying that they did not want to create a shrine. They didn’t want to have an actual burial site that could end up being a pilgrimage location for millions of Muslims to visit. Yet the same people — stick with me on this — the same people are in total support of a mosque at Ground Zero. So I don’t believe this assertion that they didn’t want to create a shrine, because they are totally in favor of a shrine at no less than Ground Zero, with the building of that mosque.
RUSH: Okay, that White House briefing with the national security guy, Brennan, is over. Here’s one of the things he said. He stressed how important it was to the administration to treat Bin Laden’s corpse with all the traditional Muslim honors and respect. Now, why? Bin Laden was a mass murderer and last night Obama himself said he wasn’t even a good Muslim. He was not a good Muslim. He was a militant. He was not a representative of Islam. He was a terrorist. So why all these traditional Muslim honors?
They don’t consider burial at sea an honor, by the way. Where is the story? I have it somewhere here. “Islamic Scholars Criticize Bin Laden’s Sea Burial — Muslim clerics said Monday that Osama Bin Laden’s burial at sea was a violation of Islamic tradition that may further provoke militant calls for revenge attacks against American targets. … ‘The Americans want to humiliate Muslims through this burial, and I don’t think this is in the interest of the US administration,’ said Omar Bakri Mohammed, a radical cleric in Lebanon.” So not happy with the Bamster and the whole burial at sea thing.
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