Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina And Kuwait

Via Drudge Report, Kuwaiti official: 'The terrorist Katrina' is a soldier of Allah

Words fail us as our stunned jaw drops. What root-cause makes a Kuwaiti -- whose country America saved from Saddam's cruel clutches -- be so cold-hearted to the victims of Katrina?

7 comments:

libertarian said...

Without implicating all Kuwaitis, this particular Kuwaiti certainly represents the dregs of humanity. I daresay that his views likely find consonance among a large section of the Arab world (as opposed to Muslim world, which, when you think of it, is geographically centered in India) and among the leftists in Europe. Such folks deserve pity when they make statements like this, and deserve to be ruthlessly crushed when they get violent. It's a ghastly shade of the old crab mentality - "since I'm so screwed, I hope you join my misery". I will also venture that most Indians will empathize with America as they are, for the most part, bright and hopeful about the future.

Pankaj said...

The considerations of islamic brotherhood is perhaps far greater than any thoughts of being saved from the clutches of saddam.

libertarian said...

I hate to say this - it may not be the appropriate time, and my history may be flawed - but it seems that this post-calamity looting and chaos is most severe for US disasters (I was present in LA during the Rodney King aftermath).

Check out the Sri Lankan's view of the aftermath of Katrina compared to that after the tsunami. The Mumbai floods caused loss of life on the same scale as Katrina, but there was no breakdown of law and order.

Are people in the rest of the world just more used to calamity, and hence handle it better, or do we just not hear about the post-calamity calamity?

eternity said...

Stumbled upon your blog and was interested by this article. Would just like to say, did you actually read what he said?

Not exactly cold-hearted towards Americans...
"I do not think — and only Allah [really] knows — that this wind, which completely wiped out American cities in these days, is a wind of mercy and blessing."

"But how strange it is that after all the tremendous American achievements for the sake of humanity, these mighty winds come and evilly rip [America's] cities to shreds? Have the storms joined the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization?
How sad I am for America."

If anything, he's a bit too pro-US...

"How can it be that these American claims are untrue, when we see how good prevails in the streets of Afghanistan, and how it became an oasis of security with America's entrance there? How can these American claims in the matter of Iraq be untrue, when we see that Iraq has become the most tranquil and secure country in the world?"

About the only statement that may be interpreted as anti-US...
"I opened the Koran and began to read in Surat Al-R'ad ['The Thunder' chapter], and stopped at these words [of Allah]: 'The disaster will keep striking the unbelievers for what they have done, or it will strike areas close to their territory, until the promise of Allah comes to pass, for, verily, Allah will not fail in His promise.' [Koran 13:31]."

I think you've misunderstood the article based on the title he chose?

Primary Red said...

Oh, please! You must be kidding, right?

eternity said...

Care to expand?

Anonymous said...

please be precise...the comment was from a Kuwaiti fanatic.....Kuwait has donated $500000000 which is the highest donation for the Katrina victims and charities have collected $10000000 which is also the highest compared to the population

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