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Osama bin Laden Was Killed By Pork-Laced Bullet In War On Islam? (Maybe)

by | 6th, June 2011

WAS Osama bin Laden killed by a pork-laced bullet? Is the US really engaged in a war on Islam? Richard Bartholomew looks at the evidence:

FROM the Daily Mail :

Did a pork-coated bullet kill Bin Laden? Yes, says firm who claim its pig fat gun oil is bought by U.S. military personnel

Was Osama bin Laden shot with a bullet soaked in pork fat, denying him a place in paradise?

The makers of Silver Bullet Gun Oil claim it contains 13 per cent USDA liquefied pig fat thus making the product ‘a highly effective counter-Islamic terrorist force multiplier.’

…A promotional YouTube video for the oil shows a picture of Bin Laden and the claim: ‘Killed with a weapon using Silver Bullet Gun Oil’.

The “firm” claims to have made private sales of the gun oil to numerous US military personnel, but there is absolutely no evidence that its product was used in the Bin Laden operation or that the the producer knows anything more about the operation than the rest of us.

The Mail goes on to add that:

In Islam consumption of pork is forbidden, but the Quran also states that if one is forced to consume the meat then they are guiltless and therefore not disqualified from paradise.

The relevant verses are 2:173, 5:3,  6:145, and 16:115, all of which have variations on the phrase “whoever is driven to necessity, not desiring nor exceeding the limit, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful”.

The people behind SBGO, by contrast, tell us that :

According to the Koran, Allah states, “Any of my followers contaminated by swine at the time of his death will be denied entry to my paradise forever, I HATE THE STENCH OF SWINE.”

No reference is given, and I can’t find anything even remotely along these lines in the Koran (or in any other Islamic source, for that matter). SBGO also makes much of General Pershing’s supposed use of pork products to spread terror among Muslim rebels in the Philippines, but Snopes points out that the story appears to be apocryphal. In short, there is no properly documented evidence of Muslim terrorists abandoning their ways or aborting a mission out of fear of porcine contamination, and there’s no reason why they would. The product is useless for its stated purpose.

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