Monday, October 10, 2005

A harvest of souls -Pakistan

There are too many sad news going around the world lately, it seems like the Archangel Asrael is having a field day, from Katrina, to Rita, to Stan, to Pakistan, India and Afhganistan, not forgetting the daily souls reaped in Iraq...and now there are warnings over the flood defenses in London ...too many deaths too many tragedies ...... I'm just wandering is it the end of times? It is depressing but what is more depressing is how come Pakistan is not receiving massive aid from other Muslim countries ? This is so far the list of pledged aid . This is the list for Katrina and Muslims donating to Katrina relief even Libya has donated 100 million dollars .

Quote Sunday, 25 September, 2005: When Hurricane Katrina smashed into the Gulf Coast, Americans and people from around the world were quick to offer help. And although some Muslim-dominated nations have been at odds with the U.S. in recent years, those nations were among the most generous donors. Kuwait provided $500 million in oil and cash; Saudi Arabia donated $255 million; and Qatar and Libya each donated $100 million. The U.S. Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force donated $10 million. Total Katrina aid from Muslims and Muslim-dominated nations exceeded $1 billion. A disaster such as Katrina tends to erase political antipathies. [Tucson Citizen] Unquote

Ok still too depressed to think . May God rest their souls in peace especially that it is Ramadan.


Nura said...
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Nura said...

I understand your pain, not only is the world is full of such calamity and suffering but when we perceive that humans are unable to come together and contribute it feels hopeless. Let's not focus on that.. Instead let's turn our attention to the little miracles.. the people within our communities who are working hard to get relief donations to send over there.. the charities that rush in as soon as they can, many relief workers risking their lives.. people rushing to their local mosques to contribute their money to help fellow Muslims. These are our little nuggets of hope and I assure you, they are there. So smile, humanity is not as cruel as it sometimes seems. :o)

Highlander said...

Thank you for your comforting words sweet Nura:) and for reminding me that our ordinary brothers and sisters; Muslims and non Muslisms alike are doing their utmost. I tend to see the cup half empty and politicise everything. Guess ..I'm getting too cynical and this is no good..time to do something about it.

programmer craig said...

I've been thinking about this, because the dollar amounts pledged by virtually everyone seem staggeringly low. My current theory, is that there was so much criticism of the "initial relief" after the Tsunami last year that everyone is deliberately low-balling the number now, in order to make it obvious this is only an immediate cash infusion, and not the total amount? I'm hoping to see the numbers ramp up dramatically in the coming days.