Brad Goodman wrote:
But what you do is add an element of doubt. Finally most islamist go by fatwa's so sooner or later there will be a contradicting fatwa saying body needs to be pure in order to enter heaven etc etc. I think one of the ways to make them less fanatic is to introduce an element of doubt in their mind what if....... this happens and this mulla is right in his interpretation of the book. Fatwas can be bought dime a dozen in market when needed. We have nothing to lose by doing it. Plus a message to their masters in GHQ that we can do what you did you our soldiers.
Production of an item is easy, but it is the marketing that is a problem.
Check how many internet sites, books, media and people cast aspersions on the personal habits and sexual proclivity of the holiest and most respected person in Islam and check how many have developed doubts because of that.
On the other hand there are sound medicolegal reasons for burying rather than cremating. This has nothing to do with religion. Wrapping in pigskin, cremation etc are feeble attempts at humiliation of a live body of people who get their inputs from fatwa masters who do not allow outside information to touch their flock. Leave alone the ummah, look at godless China, a relatively connected up nation.
If you are indoctrinating a guy to go and kill himself for Allah you will tell him
1) Allah will ensure that you win anyway
2) If you die you still win
3) Allah will ensure that the body is intact - but just for added protection please wrap your John Cockburn in foil.
4) we will look after your relatives
After he dies you tell the others
1) Abdul is in heaven
2) you too must go to heaven
3) The kafirs have lost
4) They are telling lies about the body - that is one of their own dead being cremated. Allah would never allow a heroic son of his to be treated in this way.
When you have a bunch of jackasses willing to swallow this crap do you seriously think ineffective things like cremation of bodies will help anything other than assuage some emotions of Indians who have already lost a loved one.
In fact the Western tendency to hide dead bodies helps terrorists in this game. It was the same tendency that got my YouTube video banned for a day (and reinstated by the will of God and some human help). It is far better to make public the image of every dead terrorist's face.