The PJ Tatler

Palestinians celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden

Just kidding. The 9-11 war crime, they celebrated like it was everybody’s birthday.

But the death of bin Laden? They’re not celebrating. Fatah, the supposedly moderate wing of the Palestinian government, put out a statement calling bin Laden’s death a “catastrophe.”

In their announcement, a copy of which reached MAAN [private Palestinian news agency], the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades said: ‘The Islamic nation awoke to a catastrophe the reports of the Shahid – (Martyr-) death of the Sheikh, Jihad-fighter Osama bin Laden, in a treacherous manner, by the gangs of the heretics and those who stray.’

They continued: ‘The path irrigated with the blood of its leaders is the path of victory, Allah willing. If Abu Abdallah [Bin Laden] was killed, then he merited the Shahada (Death for Allah) which he had sought, and inscribed with his blood the landmarks of Jihad, leaving behind an entire generation that follows the path of Sheikh Osama.’

Two possibilities here: They really liked OBL, or they really really liked OBL.

Fatah finished up the statement looking forward to celebrating freedom with America on the Fourth of July. Just kidding. They actually finished up promising to keep on keeping on the jihad.

The announcement continued: ‘We say to the American and Israeli occupier: the [Islamic] nation which produced leaders who changed the course of history through their Jihad and their endurance, is a nation that is capable of supplying an abundance of new blood into the arteries of the resistance and is capable of restoring the glory of Islam and the flag of Allahs oneness, Allah willing.'”

On Sunday, apparently Allah wasn’t so willing.

Let’s treat these folks as morally equivalent to Israel and give ’em a country. Whaddya say?