Normally, I try to keep politics out of my blog. But since I lived in New York City during 9/11 and its aftermath, it’s personal to me.
I watched my city burn. During the immediate days after September 11th, the city became a ghost town. Everyone hesitated to venture out.
Whenever I went outside, the air singed my nostrils, reminding me of how much had been destroyed. Precious lives lost. Innocent people that became the victims of a deranged madman.
I don’t talk about it much. I’ve never even written about it.
But I read this article about how Muslim clerics are up in arms about the way Bin Laden was laid to rest at sea and it absolutely infuriated me. So I’ve taken in my blog.
Osama Bin Laden is a man who had zero respect for human life. He snuffed out thousands of lives without any concern for their religion or their right to be given a proper funeral. He didn’t care.
Families here were never given the remains of their loved ones to conduct a proper funeral.
Yet, some religious leader will say he was not buried according to Islamic law. Really?
How does that work exactly? I mean he massacred thousands of people. Is that living his life in accordance with Islamic law?!
So why in death should Islamic law suddenly matter if he violated it by the very terms of his existence?
We are talking about an international terrorist here.
Why would he be granted more respect than his victims ever received?
How does someone who had no respect for human life, merit respect of his religious beliefs?