NATIONS CLAMBER TO ASSIST NEPAL
... but who’s missing in action again?
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The US, Japan and the UK lead the way with amounts of around $10 million including airlifting massive humanitarian aid, then Canada, Norway and little old Australia is again punching above its weight, followed by China, Germany and Singapore with even the tiny impoverished kingdom of Bhutan kicking the tin with $1million.
Even Coca Cola, Google and Microsoft dug deep but, as usual, no Islamic nation, rich or poor, felt the need to assist. The pattern is clear: When Islamic countries regularly suffer natural disasters, non-Islamic nations rush to assist... but there is no reciprocity, not even a note of gratitude.
Do Muslims feel Allah is justified in punishing non-believers with his wrath and therefore rendering assistance to a non Islamic nation would be undermining his will? Yes they do feel that, well, at least they say they do.
Allah is quite rightly wreaking the sort of punishment on non-believers that a good Muslim can only dream of.
There lies the unbridgeable gulf between the Muslim and the non-Muslim world. We value human life of all denominations, Muslims value only Muslim life, anything else is of no value and needs to be destroyed on the orders of Allah. Well at least that’s what they say is the case.
But did the Muslims of the Aceh disaster stay true to their belief and refuse Australia’s $1 billion in assistance on moral grounds. Does Jakarta refuse $600 million in our aid each year on principle?
No, no, no, you see there’s an instruction in the Koran that allows payments from non-believers as a sort of Kaffir penance.
Much like Shariah banking, where the Muslim must not pay interest, but the Koran justifies receiving it as a tax (jizya) to remind infidels of their inferior status and Islam’s dominance .
With Islam it’s all a one-way street, their way.