February 13, 2012

Wait, what?

Bin Laden Gave Up on Jihad.

Osama supposedly told his children and grandchildren.  “Do not follow me down the road to jihad,” he said.  “You have to study and live in peace and don’t do what I am doing or what I have done.”

The article states this is second hand information coming from the sister of one of bin Laden's wives which is very different than his own hand or video of him saying the same.  It could be that the woman never agreed with bin Laden and wants to put his kids on a different track.  It could be that he did indeed see the futility of it all at the end.  It could be that she is simply wrong.  We'll never know and if he's remembered it will be as an irredentist.

Either way, the fact that this is not a huge story in the media is baffling.


Posted by Duffy at February 13, 2012 01:18 PM | TrackBack

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Why not a huge story? Because it would dampen the effect of Great Leader Obama's victory regarding OBL's killing, that's why!

I can just hear MSNBC, CNN, CBS, et. al. if this was during Bush's tenure: "But with this new information, why did we have to kill him? It seems to me that he had an epiphany -- that he was changing his ways. And Bush's actions ruined a chance at any reconciliation."

Posted by: Hube at February 13, 2012 02:34 PM