It Must Suck to be a bin Laden

There are bin Ladens in the United States as well as in the Middle East, brothers and cousins. There are also many children from a number of wives.  It’s not the fault of all those bin Ladens that they had a notorious brother, father, cousin or husband.

However, Omar bin Laden, one of Osama’s sons, ever stylish with long, black braided hair and goatee, had the audacity to complain about the U.S. military killing his father when he was unarmed, and not allowing him to “have this day in court.” He also complained that the soldiers shot an innocent woman (who was used as a human shield) in the leg. Then he was indignant about the U.S. “dumping” his father at sea.

For the record: Osama bin Laden sat cowardly in Afghanistan while he sent 19 of his young followers to their death on September 11, 2001.

Who was looking out for the rights and the dignity of those passengers that boarded planes at Boston Logan that fateful morning in September?  What about those people who went to work at the Pentagon and the World Trade Center? What about the firemen? Every one of those almost three thousand people were unarmed. Their lives were taken without giving them any chance to defend themselves. What about those tens of thousands of people who were children, spouses, parents, work mates and lovers of those who died? What about their rights? What about the firemen and clean-up workers at Ground Zero who are now sick or dead from the poisons they inhaled?

Osama bin Laden was a pre-meditated mass murderer. The U.S. gave him what he deserved.

Omar, your father tried to create a 7th century agrarian theocracy in today’s world. In the 7th century, the heads of caught criminals were stuck on a stake in the village square until they rotted away. Their testicles were stuffed into their months. Instead, in the 21st century, he lived 10 years longer than he deserved, and he was buried at sea within less than 24 hours of his death, consistent with Islamic rules.

It’s time for you to be quiet and fade away.

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