In a joint letter the family said it wanted to know “why an unarmed man was not arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the world”.
“Arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems,” they said.
The letter was sent to the New York Times under the name of Omar bin Laden, the 30-year-old fourth son of Bin Laden who lived with the al-Qaida leader in Sudan and Afghanistan but has publicly denounced his attacks on civilians.
Drawing comparisons with Saddam Hussein and the former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic, the statement said “international law has been blatantly violated” and, in a reference to the shooting of other people in the compound, said President Obama had ordered “the execution of unarmed men and women”.
Obama could not be reached for comment as he was busy using Osama bin Laden’s name on the campaign trail:
Osama bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is now an applause line in a presidential campaign speech.
Bin Laden’s name came up a couple of times in Obama’s address Tuesday evening at a fund-raising event in Austin, Texas.
Early in Obama’s appearance, someone shouted out, “Thank you for getting Bin Laden!”
Obama said that was a “case in point” – a reason for voters to let him “finish what we started.”
Later, Obama ticked off what he described as his administration’s accomplishments: lifting the ban on gays in the military; bringing troops home from Iraq.
And then: “And because of the extraordinary bravery of the men and women who wear this nation’s uniform and the outstanding work of our intelligence agencies,” Obama said, “Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States.”
The crowd roared.
And certain members of the press roared as well for their chosen one:
This afternoon, while waiting for President Obama to make his call for comprehensive immigration reform in El Paso, Texas, Martin Bashir of MSNBC, shocked and offended conservatives when he asked Tea Party illegal immigration hero, Tom Tancredo, ” Would you have preferred, then, the death of the president as opposed to Bin Laden?”
RealClearPolitics has the video of the Bashir idiocy, idiocy that suggests a certain desperation on the part of those who continue to prop up the empty suit that is Barack Hussein Obama.