Meryl Yourish has an outstanding post on charity in the Kingdom of Saud. Embarrassed for only putting up $10 million for the tsunami victims, the Saudi's have upped their ante to $30 million, with the help of a nationwide telethon.
But it turns out that this isn't the first time the Saudis have dug deep for others. In 2003 they raised $11.5 million for Iraqis--and $109 million for Palestinian "martyrs."
It isn't that Islamists don't know how to give to a good cause. It's that they have very different ideas about which causes are good.
We would do well to remember this in the future.
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