Do you remember the huge bellow from the left'o'spere last year when Michael Savage riffed about the tsunami saying [the United States should not be sending any aid to the affected countries because they are "hotbeds of radical Islam."] Libs were literally frothing at the mouth...
Truthfully many of us probably thought this was a little harsh -and we shelled out the cash we didn't have to help people that were worse off than us.
Well, it seems that Savage was clairvoyant and I hope everyone that blew a gasket over what he said last January reads this story from the UK Sunday Times:
"...WHEN people around the world sent millions of pounds to help the stricken Indonesian province of Aceh after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, few could have imagined that their money would end up subsidising the lashing of women in public.
But militant Islamists have since imposed sharia law in Aceh and have cornered Indonesian government funds to organise a moral vigilante force that harasses women and stages frequent displays of humiliation and state-sanctioned violence.
International aid workers and Indonesian women’s organisations are now expressing dismay that the flow of foreign cash for reconstruction has allowed the government to spend scarce money on a new bureaucracy and religious police to enforce puritan laws, such as the compulsory wearing of headscarves.
Some say there are more “sharia police” than regular police on the local government payroll and that many of them are aggressive young men..." (Read the entire article)
I should have listened to Savage --I ate Ramen for a week to fund terrorism. Lovely.
Foreign aid should be treated like the homeless --never give them cash, buy them a meal. We urban dwellers know this well, so why do we deviate on a larger scale. NO money should be sent to foreign governments -send food, clothes and help...but no cash.