An often repeated rhetoric is that Muslims only give charity (Zakat & Sadaqa) to other Muslims, The Akh is glad to see that Islamic Charities here in the UK and Muslims worldwide have been collecting for the earthquake victims in Haiti, we had a collection on Jummah (Friday) prayers.
Right wing American evangelical Christians such as Pat Robertson have stated Haiti had brought decades of torment on itself by making a pact with the devil to end French rule.
While other racists like the utterly reprehensible Rush Limbaugh, America’s most popular radio talkshow host, said Americans should not give a penny to a population struggling for survival after the earthquake, adding:
“This [the earthquake] will play right into Obama’s hands, He’s humanitarian, compassionate. They’ll use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community – both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. This is made to order for them.”
Such barbed and scandalous comments from “respected” leaders within the American community should be treated with utter contempt and these fools should be forced into making a grovelling apology and a full retraction of their statements. While people are still buried alive under rubble and struggling to get the basics of food and shelter, these imbeciles belittle their plight to score political points.
Shame on you.
Now I can extrapolate that these idiots do not represent the views of all Christians in America. If a Muslim leader of sorts was to make similar comments, would you afford us the same benefit of the doubt?
Exploring the Muslim world’s response, it’s funny, that the same charities in the UK that are fund raising for Haiti, are the same ones who are often threatened with closure, thanks to the zionist lobbies attempts to smear them with unfounded claims of supporting and fund raising for “terrorism”.
Islamic Relief launched an appeal for £1 million to respond to the disaster.
Ummah Welfare Trust have also launched similar fund raisers.
Turkey have despatched 50 tons of aid thus far, with five cargo planes carrying search-rescue teams, medical personnel and aid materials.
The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) team is on the ground to coordinate and oversee field relief operations to ensure their prompt delivery of arriving aid to the affected population.
Qatar have sent several C-17’s to Port-au-Prince, loaded with 50 tonnes of urgent relief materials to those affected in the quake-hit country.
Iran’s Red Crescent society says it has dispatched about 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid including food, tents and medicine to quake-ridden Haiti.
Jordan have sent medics and relief assistance to Haiti.
Kuwait donated one million US dollars to help relief aid efforts in Haiti.
Morocco sent relief aid worth $1 million to Haiti, in addition to a $32,000-donation granted by the Moroccan Red Crescent.
Lebanon expressed solidarity with quake-stricken Haiti and would contribute to international aid that is already flooding the Caribbean nation.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has despatched a contingent of humanitarian workers to Haiti.
Many Sheikhs in our Masajids were quick to announce to their congregations about the Muslim’s duty to help the suffering regardless of religion and colour.
According to many verses in both Quran and Hadith, all Muslims are required to help humanity who is suffering irrespective of their faith. First and foremost, this is an obligation for us and secondly it provides us with an opportunity to show others our religious obligations to the rest of mankind.
“to Allah we belong and to Him we return.”