As a cloud of suspicion swirls around the legality and justification for what amounts to a political assassination of a foreign leader, witnesses have come forth to raise questions over whether Al Zarqawi’s human rights were violated as well.
In the immediate aftermath of the U.S. attack that killed three innocent women and a child holding a puppy, members of the historically violent "Delta Force" were seen removing Al Zarqawi’s Quran from the rubble in a method inconsistent with the basic tenets of Islam. Furthermore, there is reason to believe that it was done intentionally, with complete knowledge and consent at the highest levels.
Did Donald Rumsfeld order members of his black ops goon squad to hold Zarqawi’s Quran with their left hand, the same hand they use to pick their noses and wipe their fat American asses? Or was it purely an act of typical Western ignorance? And if it was indeed unintentional, why haven’t any of the military brass apologized to the Muslim peoples for this terrible insult? For that matter, why aren’t any of the so-called mainstream newspapers printing Sen. Ted Kennedy’s apology?
There are far more questions than answers.
Also of concern to human rights organizations is the treatment of Al Zarqawi’s body. After his lifeless corpse was airlifted to an undisclosed location, an autopsy was performed to determine cause of death. According to Islam, the remains of one who has crossed into paradise must be treated with utmost care and respect, and shall by no means be mutilated. The only exception being if the official cause of death is “exploded in a roomful of Jews”.
With his words and actions, the “Crusader” Bush has already proven his infuriating disregard for Muslim culture. But one wonders how mishandling Zarqawi’s Quran and carving up his body like a Thanksgiving turkey is going to win back the “hearts and minds” we lost when he starting dropping bombs on “evildoers”.