It seems that we didn't grovel enough or prostrate ourselves sufficiently in the elaborate Islamic burial of Osama bin Laden, the Muslim leader who murdered thousands of Americans in an act of war.
The very idea that the US military was commanded to perform such an act of submission on the declared enemy of the United States is without equal. Soldiers performed "Loud Recitation of the Four Takbirs" (allahu akbar) four times over Bin Laden's "washed" body on the USS Carl Vinson (the same war cry screamed when our hijacked passenger jets hit the WTC, the Pentagon, and Shanksville).
And still, not good enough.
A statement purporting to come from a son of Osama bin Laden denounced the al Qaeda leader's killing as "criminal" and said his burial at sea had humiliated the family, an online monitoring service said.
The statement, attributed to Omar bin Laden, bin Laden's fourth eldest son, said the al Qaeda chief's children reserved the right to take legal action in the United States and internationally to "determine the true fate of our vanished father", the SITE Intelligence Group said.
There was no independent confirmation of the authenticity of the letter, published on the website of Islamist ideologue Abu Walid al-Masri, although several specialists on militant propaganda said the text appeared genuine.
Omar bin Laden, who has been based in the Gulf in recent years, did not immediately respond to emailed and telephoned requests for comment.
The letter said, in part: "We hold the American President (Barack) Obama legally responsible to clarify the fate of our father, Osama bin Laden, for it is unacceptable, humanely and religiously, to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims."...