By The Anti Jihadist
Mass demonstrations earlier this month in theoretically “moderate” Indonesia in support of a Global Islamic Empire (with the usual rabid anti-Americanism in attendance) reminded me of other recent events there.
In November 2006, US President Bush visited Indonesia, a land where seething idiocy is always boiling just under the surface. Awaiting the US President for his visit to the Indonesian-Islamic insane asylum was the usual and predictable cauldron of anti-American sentiment:
Hundreds of Indonesian Muslims demonstrated Saturday against an upcoming visit by U.S. President George W. Bush, accusing him of terrorism and war crimes.
“His visit will bring no benefit to our country because his policies always hurt Muslims,” said protester Fatih Karim. “We ought to refuse him entry.”
Here’s something those livid Caliphate-loving Indonesians should try to keep in mind when they go stark raving mad (yet again) with their hatred for America--free medical care given to the masses of the poor in their country, courtesy of the evil imperialist US military, to the tune of over US$17 million in 2006 alone:
Earlier (in 2006), the (US Navy Hospital ship) Mercy spent six months in Indonesia, treating 61,000 patients. Most of the Indonesians received some medicine, or some dental work. But about two percent involved some surgery. As a result of the Mercy's visit, favorable attitudes towards the U.S. by Indonesians doubled (to 30 percent, so more work is needed.) The Indonesians were getting American quality medicine, which explains the average cost for treating each patient; $280.
61,000 Indonesians times $280 equals US$17,080,000 (~RM59 million). And this is on top of the hundreds of millions of dollars already spent by the US on tsunami relief for that very same country in 2004 and 2005. Much of this aid was delivered directly to tsunami-devastated areas in Sumatra by (you guessed it) the same US military that provided all that free medical care.
That’s right. America, the country and its leader, so despised by Hizbut Tahrir and other Muslim groups, is actually underwriting free medical care for poor Muslims in Indonesia. Never mind that, as these spiteful people still end up hating their benefactor by a large majority—they’re now ‘only’ 70% anti-American according to the aforementioned figures. But if the US Government can’t scrape up enough resources to keep sending back the medics or other ‘humanitarian aid’, the American ‘disapproval rating’ is sure to creep up again.
American charity towards Muslims is not limited to just Indonesia. In recent years, America (its government, armed forces, NGOs, or all of the above) has saved millions of Muslims from various calamities--suffering Bangladeshis from a catastrophic cyclone in 1991, Somalians from a raging famine in 1992-3, and Pakistanis from a devastating earthquake in 2005. And let us not forget the massive US military efforts to deliver assistance to Indonesia in the wake of the destructive earthquake and tsunami there. Direct American military intervention has also saved Muslims in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Kurdistan from murderous pogroms and ethnic cleansing at the hands of dictators and/or their infidel neighbours. American taxpayers have also funded hundreds of millions in aid for Darfur (US$1 billion since 2003) and the Palestinian ‘Authority’ ($225 million or more since 2003).
No matter how generous America is towards the Islamic world, it all goes unrecognised, or is pointedly ignored, by Muslims. Considering the entrenched Muslim attitudes of disdain and revulsion towards the United States (as recently displayed by many Indonesians), I don’t see any reason why these generous infidels should lift a finger or spend another American dollar to help Muslims again when the next disaster strikes.
But they will. The Americans, God bless them, will continue their unparalleled generosity anyway, even towards Muslims who (secretly or openly) pine for America’s destruction.