Sunday, 9 January 2005

"Saudi cleric blames gays, sin for tsunamis"

"In comments that have angered gay rights groups and liberal Muslims across the world, a Saudi professor and Islamic cleric has drawn links between Indian Ocean tsunami disaster and what he terms "sexual perversion."......

"These great tragedies and collective punishments that are wiping out villages, towns, cities and even entire countries are Allah's punishments of the people of these countries, even if they are Muslims," the professor at Al-Imam University said.

He said that the timing of the disaster -- just a day after Christmas -- was a "sign from Allah."

read more of this "...... " (fill in your own adjective) article

..... more "religious explanations" on the tsunami for the curious and brave.... or maybe, as this article says, "Let our primary question in the wake of this tragedy be not "Why did it happen?" but rather "What can I do to help?"..

well said.

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