Why only Muslim aid? “Public-Diplomacy Fail?” by Michael Rubin at NRO’s The Corner, January 29 (thanks to Mark):
This showed up, in French, on the website of the U.S. embassy in Morocco, but here’s the English original, “Muslim Americans Strive to Help Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti.” The same story appears, in Arabic, on webpages affiliated with the U.S. embassies in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
It’s all well-and-good to show the important role that Muslim organizations play in U.S. civil society but, especially given the anti-Americanism in the region, shouldn’t the State Department and regional U.S. embassies instead focus on the importance of all U.S. aid to Haiti, including that donated by Christian, Jewish, non-sectarian, and any other organization, so long as it is American? (Other stories on America.gov do, but not the ones picked up by many of our regional U.S. embassies)….
Meanwhile, Sheila Musaji of The American Muslim kindly sends along this summary of Muslim aid to Haiti. Since I am only interested in the truth, despite the vicious defamation, lies and hostility that she and others at that site have directed at me, I happily pass it along to you.