Julie Burchill writes about “armchair appeasement” and — more importantly — the floods of Pakistan:
Poor Pakistan. “We have nothing – no one cares!” comes the cry. It goes without saying that our country must give everything it can to assist them.
But wouldn’t it be absolutely brilliant to see the mega-rich Muslim world – for once – give aid in proportion to its means?
I don’t know an awful lot about Islam – probably about as much as the average Muslim knows about Christianity or Judaism (for example, the fact they resemble apes and dogs, according to some Islamic school textbooks) – but I do know about the Muslim concept of “umma”.
This refers to the one-ness of the international community of Islam, which is apparently the reason the sons of Saudi millionaires murder, by proxy, innocent strangers (including fellow Muslims) on London buses and in New York skyscrapers, in order to advance the cause of the poor Palestinians.
In a month when it was revealed that a Dubai billionaire paid NINE MILLION POUNDS for a NUMBER PLATE for one of his cars and that shoppers from the Gulf states are expected to spend £250m in London this summer, I hope that the sum these countries and individuals give to their brothers and sisters in Pakistan is very large indeed.
Or the filthy rich Muslim countries of the Middle East could well be laying themselves open to accusations of filthy hypocrisy, too.
I don’t agree with her “it goes without saying.”
Remember photos of that Muslim kid lining up for American aid after the tsunami — while wearing an Osama bin Laden t-shirt?
All I need to know about Islam is that Christians and Jews travel all over the world — and have done for centuries — to volunteer to help those in need.
Muslims not only don’t seem to do a hell of a lot of that, they lie about and kill the Christians and Jews when they get there.