I can only pray that Obama and the State Department are not this idiotic. Apparently, Omar bin Laden (son of Osama bin Laden, the most wanted terrorist in the world) is stranded in Iran and is seeking refuge. And who is coming to his rescue? Yup — the United States. Apparently, the United States is considering accepting the bin Laden family.
A son of Osama bin Laden said about 20 members of his family stranded in Iran are seeking sanctuary in a third country and that the U.S. may agree to accept them.
Omar bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader’s fourth son, said in an interview with Al Arabiya television that Iran is refusing to allow his relatives to go to Saudi Arabia. Shiite Muslim- dominated Iran is a regional rival of Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaeda, a Sunni group, is hostile to Iran.
“The Americans offered to help them out of Iran and even hinted at the possibility of receiving them in the U.S.,” he said in the interview, which was aired late yesterday and posted on the Dubai-based channel’s website. Omar bin Laden said none of his brothers has been accused of terrorism by the U.S. or any other country.
The elder bin Laden’s relatives held under house arrest in Iran include five of his children and one of his wives, Al Arabiya said. The family had been living in Afghanistan and fled to Iran after the U.S. military began air strikes on the country following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
The idea that this is even being considered is outrageous. If this is allowed to happen, the outrage over SB 1070 and the mosque at Ground Zero will sound like minor grumblings of miscontent. The idea that we would welcome the family of the founder of al-Qaeda — the organization responsible for the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 innocent civilians — is so horrific that it’s beyond comprehension.
Omar bin Laden has admitted that he received training in al-Qaeda camps beginning at the age of 14. He says he left al-Qaeda at the age of 20 because he objected to killing civilians — but does he condemn the actions of al-Qaeda? Does he object to other members of al-Qaeda killing civilians? Would he help smooth the way for an al-Qaeda terrorist to kill civilians? We’re talking about a man who refuses to criticize his father, the son of a murderer and a terrorist, and the son of the founder of an organization that we are at war with.
How could we possibly even consider, even for just a moment, letting any member of Osama bin Laden’s family come to the United States? It is lunacy, and — it shouldn’t even need to be said — it seriously endangers homeland security.
Why can’t the geniuses in our state department figure this out? The thought that this is even being considered, even fleetingly, is so mind-blowingly stupid that it makes me sick.
Hat Tip: Jammie Wearing Fool