Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pakistan is drowning while we're sleeping.

I'm sure most of you have heard about the HORRIBLE flood that hit 1/3 of the country of Pakistan last month. Oh, wait...you don't know what's going on? Of course you wouldn't...because the American media is too busy broadcasting about the "ground zero mosque" or interviewing the "priest" who wants to burn the Quran....or telling us about everything else ridiculously irrelevant in relation to what's happening to our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world.

Yes, they're in need. ONE FIFTH OF THE COUNTRY IS UNDERWATER. 20 million people are affected. Thousands have died. Conditions are not safe yet. People are continuously dieing, they've lost their homes, not enough food to eat...their water is impure. Water, something I drink everyday without having to think twice about. SubhanAllah.

It's very upsetting that the media isn't covering it to the extent they did when Haiti was hit with the earthquake. It makes me think: is it because Pakistan is a muslim country? Is it because Osama is supposedly hiding out there? Is it because Pakistan and US are not on good terms? Is it because the deathtoll isn't as high as it was in Haiti? WHAT IS IT? Flood/earthquake/tsunami/hurricane...muslims/christians/thiests/athiests...why does it matter?

Human life is sacred.

Please open your hearts and donate. You can do it through Red Cross, Islamic Relief, through your local temple/church/mosque/any house of worship. Any amount is meaningful in the eyes of God, as long as your intention is pure. And if you don't have the means, please spread the word and pray for them. That is sufficient for God too.

- Somebody out there


ellen557 said...

Also Oxfam, $100 covers (on the Australian site anyway) emergency supplies for a whole family inshaAllah.

C said...

Asalaamu Alaikum

My son-in-law's mother (they're Pakistani) told me that most of the donations never reach the needy; the gov't gives it to their army. I still want to give but I have a lot of anger in my heart towards the Pakistani gov't.

Secretly Identified said...

May Allah Help them..Ameen

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh geez I didn't hear about this! I didn't know it rained enough in Pakistan to get a flood! Poor people. I hope they get some relief efforts & help.

Kate said...

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Thank you for also continuing to enlighten us on the continued prejudice against Muslims. I hope many read this.

Muslim Girl said...

Here is the flood in pics:


It's heartbreaking.

Muslim Girl said...

I don't know if the link works, so click here.

supreem said...

this is heart breaking, and so few people know about it :(