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Islamic aid?

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in response to reader comment: Three-quarters of a TRILLION dollars in foreign aid - that's Obama for you

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), May 4, 2008 at 23:57

Dear Jennifer,

A bigger question for myself is not aid coming from secular nations, rather why the need? Why are the Islamic States not fully supporting and caring for their sister states in Islam? Or are petro-dollars only good for madrasah, mosque building and violent jihad cadres?

I don't care what country. Any country who allows for a population that it can not feed and clothe is amoral and manufacturing dependency as a method of existence. I was amazed to learn during Carters interview with Charlie Rose on PBS after this last trip to the mid-east, that the West Bank alone gets more than 2 billion in aid every year and that that faction of the Palestinian Authority wants no statehood that would disrupt that flow of money. The same goes for the other areas of "Palestine" independently managing aid income. Strife with Israel isn't just religious and political intolerance against the Jews. It's a device for maintaining the uninterrupted flow of aid dollars.

Knowing this it begs the question. Is aid to the Palestinian Authority a moral act of generosity or more so enabling that "Authority" to exist as liars and cheats and to escape their responsibility as a independent people [which they claim to be]? All other aid monies going to 'poor' nations should be equally scutinised.

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