04 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was buried at sea from the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the north Arabian Sea after being washed according to Islamic custom and receiving a religious funeral, a U.S. defense official said on Monday.

"Preparations for at-sea burial began at 1:10 a.m. EST and were completed at 2 a.m. EST," the official said. "Traditional procedures for Islamic burial were followed."

"The deceased's body was washed and then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag. a military officer read prepared religious remarks which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was place on a prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased's body eased into the sea," the official said.
I like to think that when they said Bin Laden was prepared for burial according to Islamic customs, and buried at sea, it's just code for "drew a balls and dick on his forehead, and fired his corpse off the back of the boat with an improvised water balloon launcher". But call me old fashioned.


Snake said...

good job wrapping the text around the left aligned bin laden image. it proves that you are paying attention. there is too much wasted space otherwise.

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