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Submitted by Devasahayam (United States), May 19, 2008 at 10:39

Who was the first to respond with reconstruction aid after the 2004/12/26 tsunami?

No prizes here--the United States. Saudi Arabia responded with aid to Indonesia only after US had already sent in $350 million worth of supplies--and gave a total of less than $50 million, to Indonesia only (even though there were also some deaths in Cox's Bazaar, Chittagong and Bhola (last I checked, these are all in Bangladesh and are over 89% Muslim).

So it's not only a question of they wont help "Kafirs", they won't even help Muslims unless they are embaressed by non-Muslims giving such aid--because it can be an attractant for the jailed-by-Islam.

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