Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi fik en islamisk begravelse. Men hvordan rimer det med forsikringerne om at IS ikke havde noget med islam at gøre? I så fald spillede det vel ingen rolle, hvilken slags begravelse han fik?
Handlingen genspejler vestlige myndigheders schizofrene forhold til islam: De har indtaget beskytterrollen overfor islam og forsvarer islam mod dens mest ekstreme udslag. Men samtidig behandler de IS-lederen som en troende. Andet tør de ikke. De ved at sunni-islams højeste lærested Al-Axhar i Kairo, ikke har fordømt IS som kættere.
IS er “indenfor I varmen”.
According to Reuters, “the United States has given the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a burial at sea and afforded him religious rites according to Islamic custom after he was killed in a U.S. commando raid in Syria on Saturday.” This information came from “three officials,” all of whom “spoke on condition of anonymity,” but there is no reason to doubt it. There is ample reason, however, to wonder why it was done, since virtually everyone of influence in both parties have agreed that the Islamic State has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.
Establishment Republican strategist Karl Rove said it on Fox News Monday: the Islamic State (ISIS) has “hijacked a great religion” and “stand in opposition to the vast majority of Muslims around the world.” Rove added that “they want to pervert a great religion.”
Selv efter tyve år med jihad mod Vesten, gentager Rove den samme vise: IS har ikke noget med islam at gøre.
Rove er republikaner, men snakker som et medlem af Obamas administration.
USA drejede i løbet af nogle år efter krigen mod terror, til krig mod sig selv.
Rove was simply parroting the conventional wisdom. All through the Obama administration, the main concern of the President and his underlings was not to counter the Islamic State’s advance, but to deny that it had anything to do with Islam. On August 20, 2014, speaking a day after the Islamic State beheaded American journalist James Foley, Obama declared that “ISIL [his preferred acronym for the Islamic State] speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.”
This became administration policy: “ISIL does not operate in the name of any religion,” said Obama State Department spokesperson Marie Harf not long after that. “The president has been very clear about that, and the more we can underscore that, the better.”
Hillary Clinton summed up the guiding philosophy here when she tweeted during her 2016 presidential campaign: “Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.” Not just ISIS, but all Muslims. And current Democrat front-runner has insisted that “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.”
Det begyndte allerede under George W. Bush, som bare nogle få dage efter 9/11 snakkede om at islam betød fred.
These confident assertions are bipartisan, and that isn’t just restricted to Rove. On September 17, 2001, President George W. Bush appeared at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., in the company of several prominent Muslim leaders, and said: “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith. And it’s important for my fellow Americans to understand that….The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”
Selvfølgelig var al-Baghdadi muslim.
The UK’s Daily Mail reported Monday that Mohammed Ali Sajet, “one of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s closest confidants” who “is related to Baghdadi via marriage and has been an ISIS member since 2015, described al-Baghdadi’s hideout this way: “He was in an 8-meter-long underground tunnel with a width of 5 to 6 meters. It had a library, religious books and the Quran and things of sort.”
Obama tog ikke chancen ved at begrave Osama bin Laden i jorden. Han blev spredt i havet. Det samme blev al-Baghdadi.
Når det kommer til stykket er de bange for at en grav skal blive et valfartssted. Det ville vise hvor mange, der ærede denne religiøse massemorder. Det ville skabe problemer for det officielle narrativ om at IS ikke havde noget med islam at gøre.
Islamic State’s Caliph al-Baghdadi Given Islamic Burial Rites
Wait a minute. Didn’t everyone agree he was not Muslim?