Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Faces of Pakistan’s devastation

Traveling almost 250 miles to remote areas of Pakistan, filmmaker Alizeh Imtiaz photographed intimate portraits of locals affected by the country’s worst deluge in 80 years.

 

“I took my camera in these rough conditions. I spent four or five days in the area so I could get to know the people,” Imtiaz said. “I wanted to stay so people could see the desperation and devastation.”

 

Her aim is to go to places that are not getting aid. The Karachi resident gathers donations and works independently with friends to visit remote towns and bring supplies to flood victims.

 

“These areas I went to, no other media or NGO had been there,” she said. “They were quite surprised to see us in the first place. If we gave them medicine, we had to tell them how to take it. They had never seen bottles of water before.”

 

The 23-year-old described seeing families of eight crowding into makeshift tent villages along the Soomra Panwari riverbank. Some lucky families moved into nearby government schools. None of these people wanted to vacate – they wanted to keep an eye on their inundated homes.

 

Imtiaz says the Indus River is normally 1.2 miles wide but persistent rains have overwhelmed the area. The river has swelled to almost 25 miles wide, submerging many homes and fields.

 

“It was like a nightmare in Venice. The infrastructure has been completely wiped out. You can not tell where one person’s land ends and where another's begins.”

 

While Pakistanis have been generous in donations to flood disaster relief during the holy month of Ramadan, Imtiaz worries about the future. Once flood waters recede, she fears people will forget about the homeless who will need to rebuild.

 

“This is a very long-term problem,” she said. “What I am worried about will people get the attention in the next years. It’s also about two years down the line that people will be given land to call home.”

 

Imtiaz plans to keep visiting other remote, hard-hit areas of the country where aid hasn’t been dispersed. Her photographs tell a very personal story right from the flood zone.

 

Do you have a personal story from the Pakistan floods? We’d be curious to hear more about how you’ve been affected by the natural disaster.

48 Comments
August 31, 2010

Well isn't that too bad. Where is allah now?

August 31, 2010
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What a dumb thing to say. You could also ask where God was when New Orleans was flooded or when the earthquakes hit Haiti. Whatever religious belief you have doesn't change the fact that we are all humans here on this Earth and these people also deserve a little aid and assistance. God help YOU if a disaster ever hits your home. Maybe then you'll be wondering where your God is.

August 31, 2010
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Don't get me wrong, I feel for these people, especially for the children. But, we have homless and starving children here also. How about taking care of our own first, because NO OTHER COUNTRY will.

August 31, 2010
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Time for Al Qaeda to trade in their terrorism supplies for air supplies, and help their people.

August 31, 2010
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Oh my gosh.... I really feel sorry for these people... although we also have homeless people, they have homeless people who were just struck with a flood. That's pretty rough, isn't it?

August 31, 2010
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I can only assume that gigotz is referring to the U.S. 

Let me assure you, these homeless people (in Pakistan) are MUCH worse off then anything you will ever see in the U.S.

We need to look beyond our own needs and think about helping everyone, starting with the greatest in need -- regardless of race, color, creed, religion, nationality, etc.

August 31, 2010
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Ahmed

i am muslim from Pakistan and now in US for last 20 years.  believe me, if anything one can do is pray.

as far on political ends, i suggest only Pakistani should give financials support because it is our problem.

we need  not be beggars after 50 years of independence adn with so abundant natural resources.  Pakistanis residing in Pakistan should work 24/7 and pakistnais abraod should help financially.  no more begging. 

August 31, 2010
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Love thy brother as thyself. Should God have specified which countries that applies to? These are our fellow human beings, they need our help.

August 31, 2010
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It's funny--these same people that are saying we have homeless in the US are against welfare programs, food stamps, and shelters. These people are selfish degenerate materialists. All they care for is themselves. I hope they realize they can't take their money to the grave. Why not spend it towards good when you're alive.

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2010
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If there was a god, now is a time to act. Sadly, the misconception continues...I hope people in Pakistan get the aide their country is receiving from the international community. I'm skeptical that a significant portion of that aide will be wolfed down by middle-men, politicians and officials in a corrupt socio-economic system.

August 31, 2010
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Amust: I'd love to see more posting from you. You are the type of Muslim that needs to be featured in the news in order to change our perspective of what and who Muslims are. Your posting not only is insightful, but also compelling and as you can tell by my posting... Thought and hope provoking. Thank you

August 31, 2010
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That is rich, Dhulfiqar - so we should support anyone who uses welfare and foodstams and has multiple children while most working people can afford only 2 - try to fork over $2K for childcare/month. Yes, I do care about myself and my children - nobody else will. And those 3rd world countries need to stop having so many kids and then expect others to support and help.

August 31, 2010
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Well,

whatever it is. We have enough problems here too. Irrespective of the gravity of the situation here or anywhere, I feel we should take care of our own people before handing money to other countries. I am in mid 20's, and i keep hearing stories from my parents that things were so much better in 90's and 80's when we didnt meddle too much in other things. I do agree we did mess around a lot off late. But after the wiki leaks report and stuff the whole country of pakistan has been negative. You cant help them if they take money from us and shoot our own soldiers in their back. This is the primary reason  i feel that they arent getting the amount of aid/ donations from other countries and organisations.

Get the whole politicians out of that place and make sure the money we give reaches the people in need which i know is impossible.

 

August 31, 2010
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I cannot comprehend how people can be so cruel.  To "deathtoislam", I say (as a Christian), "Don't you remember how Jesus said, 'In as much as you have done this for the least (poorest) of these my brethren, you have done it unto Me.'?"  How can we feel ANYTHING but compassion for these suffering brothers and sisters, and a desire to help in any way we possibly can.  "Amust", I appreciate what you say, that the MOST IMPORTANT thing all of us can do is to pray. I don't see that having 1/5th of a nation underwater, and millions of people at risk of dying from disease, in any way constitutes "begging".  When ANY country is in a horrible situation, everyone must help.  How many people remember that MANY, MANY countries reached out to help the U.S. after Katrina?  We were NOT alone.  The feeling of "solidarity" is essential for anyone (individual or nation) to survive a crisis of this proportion.   My husband and I have donated $50 through World Vision to Pakistan.  We wish we could do much more.  We are also committing $20/month (to be automatically debited to our checking account) to Pakistan relief efforts through Americares, for at least one year.  (We are doing the same, through World Vision, for Haiti -- i.e., $20/month for prosthetic devices for children who have lost their arms and legs in the earthquake -- and have committed to doing this for a full 5 years.)  Anyone who wants to can do the same, maybe at $5/month -- anything helps, and it's less "painful" to spread it out over time than to give it all at once.    And Tatiana5, as for "these people having so many kids in 3rd world countries", I DO hope that you are a regular contributor to Planned Parenthood?!  The whole point is that most of these terribly poor countries simply have NO $ to pay for such services, as birth control pills, themselves.    I have been to Nepal, and I can tell you that I was treated with more kindness, generosity, and friendliness by people who had virtually NOTHING, than I have ever been treated by people in my own country (the U.S.)  We have a WHOLE LOT TO LEARN from the so-called "poor".

August 31, 2010
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You know what the reason we help these people is because thats what kind of country we are. Look at Haiti they needed help more than our people cause at lest we're not being sold as sex slaves to pervs. Instead we get to at least go get loving arms from an orphanages with food and clothes. Them what about them they get to have memories a 15 year old should never have think about that is wrong. Kids in pakistan are pretty much in the same position, with no food, warm shelter, or safety from the outside world.Think.

August 31, 2010
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No, anna1953, I am by far not a supporter of Planned Parenhood and am against abortion. However, I only had 2 children that I CAN support. I am sure they are smart enough to figure out what causes having kids and, being humans and not animals, can obstain. I only have 2 kids - why should I support through my tax dollars their 7 they they chose to have? I know it does sound cruel, but it is true.

August 31, 2010
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To Tatiana5: If you knew anything about birth control available in the 3rd world, you wouldn't have offered such an ignorant and arrogant (horrible combination, don't you think?) comment about "those" people in 3rd world countries. 

 

First off, women in 3rd world countries often cannot get access to birth control because they need their husband's permission to do so or to even go to the health clinic to learn about birth control methods (the trip to the clinic is usually denied by the husband, as are the b.c. pills).  This is WELL DOCUMENTED by many aid groups across various countries and continents.  Do a small amount of research and you'll stumble on this documented fact quickly. 

 

It gets worse that husbands expect their wives to "be available" and not deny them whenever they want, which puts a wrench in the old "rhythym method".  Remember the recent news reports of a certain Muslim country's parlaiment passing a law that decreed if a women denies her husband he can either beat her, kill her or divorce her?  In many of "those" countries, the girls are given away for marriage around age 14 - 16, so they start having babies early...and most of the girls don't want to, but they have no say in what happens to them.  Why don't you volunteer your time with the many in-country legal & support groups trying to change laws in those countries to give women the right to protect their own bodies, or at least delay the age of marriage until they are 18?  They need articulate and passionate volunteers, both from within the country and from the outside.

 

Additionally, men in 3rd world countries often refuse to wear protection as it doesn't "feel natural". Because women are not given a say in the situation in many of these male-dominated countries, they must give in or be beaten or divorced (divorce is nearly a death sentence from a starvation/support-your-kids standpoint for a single mom & kids in a 3rd world country). 

 

Finally, and this one should give you pause as I'm sure you can understand the incredible pain this causes moms of any nationality, the child mortality rate in 3rd world countries is so high (1 in every 4 kids born in Afganistan dies before age 5, check Wikipedia), that families try to have more kids knowing that a certain portion will die. There is no social safety net provided by the government, so if your kids don't take care of you in your old age, you'll die.

 

As I'm sure you noticed from example #1 - #3, the primary problem stems from the men/husbands, not from the women....which means the aid groups have to focus on reaching and teaching and educating the men to see the importance of family planning, treating women as equal partners and giving women legal rights/protections.

 

Do some research before you spout off about "those" people. The issue is way more complex than you understand from your ivory tower, and way more difficult to solve. 

 

In the meantime, please learn some compassion. You are fortunate that you were not born a woman in "those" countries, or you might just be huddling with your 4 kids in a tent village, watching your youngest die from cholera or diarrhea.  That situation breaks my heart and I don't wish that fate on anyone.

August 31, 2010
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Amen to mum2sam!!! LOVE your reply.

We are so blessed here in the US, even if we are by our economical standards "poor". The word doesn't even begin to describe the issues "those" people face on a DAILY basis.

I cannot imagine being a mother and having to watch your children suffer through this horrible tragedy. May God help us all....

August 31, 2010
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Allah tests those that he loves to see how much faith they have in him. In the early ages of Islam, the Muslims were constantly tested at various stages. Allah is testing these people for their own benefit.

August 31, 2010
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To Anna1953:

 

Amen to you and I wish there were more people in the world like you and your husband. 

August 31, 2010
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Dear mum2sam and samijo1972,

 

I am so glad to read your excellent responses.  Samijo, when I returned from Nepal, I remember sitting in our living room (which is certainly modest, by Western standards) saying, "We live like kings, and don't even SEE it!"

 

Seeker 01, I understand what you are saying.  After all, Islam means "surrender" -- i.e., to the will of God (Allah).

I do hope that many people in Pakistan can feel what you

describe:  that Allah has NOT abandoned them, and is still there.  But how incredibly difficult to do that when you have lost everything:  home, land, animals, and your children.  (I read today of one man who was watching his 2 young sons die from diarrhea.  He had been SO relieved that he had been able to "rescue what really matters to me":  his wife and 4 children.  And now he's losing them.  For anyone to continue to stay close to God/Allah in the face of such enormous grief requires, literally, the courage and patience of Job...

 

At the same time as we pray for courage, and faith, for the victims of this horrific flooding, WE must follow the words of St. Theresa of Avila, the great Christian mystic:  "On this world, Christ has no body but ours.  Ours are the eyes through which he sees.  Ours are the ears through which he hears.  Ours are the hands through which he serves."  So,

when we help the flood victims in Pakistan, and the quake victims in Haiti, WE ARE SIMPLY ACTING AS "THE FLUTE UPON WHICH GOD PLAYS HIS SONG".  (Jallaladin Rumi, great Sufi Muslim poet) 

 

 

EXCELLENT post about the challenges faced by "3rd world" women, regarding child-bearing, Mum2sam.

 

Love to you all.

 

 

August 31, 2010
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Thank you Jenna 1971!  That's so sweet!  :-)

August 31, 2010
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@mum2sam

 

I do agree with you for the most part and I also believe that tatiana5 is SOOOOO misled, closed-minded, stuck up, and IGNORANT. With that being said, I must say that when it comes to giving tax payer aid to heavily muslim countries, I must object. We (the American people) should not give hard earned dollars to rescue countries which for the most part hate us. It is in their quran that we are infidel and the muslim will go to paradise for killing us. It is tempting to look at the large widened eyes of a small Pakistani child and want to send all the aid  possible, but we must remember that the eyes of that same child will grow to view us (the American world rescuers) with hate and contempt.Let them help themselves.

August 31, 2010
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wev

You don't have to send money to any government. You can send money to Doctors Without Borders who are very active in helping flood victims there. Disease is a big danger in conditions such as this and people need medical help quickly.

 

Those eyes are not the government, friends. That is a frightened child. I've seen enough of those eyes in my own American city never to turn my back on a flood victim.

August 31, 2010
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I agree with a previous comment, we have homeless and starving here in the USA we should be helping rather than trying to look good overseas. Having once been a homeowner turned homeless(19 months) and back again with NO help but ourselves we were the lucky ones. Some people cannot work and save, ect. The help should start at "home." Not overseas. God speed to those poor people.

August 31, 2010
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@chevisld

 

Giving a helping hand in this situation is not about who they are but about who we are.

September 1, 2010
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For mum2sam...You SAID IT ALL SO WELL...GREAT POINTS FOR ALL OF CNN's readers!...compassion and intelligence!

September 1, 2010
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It's purely and simply the proper thing to do. Everyone must help every country that requires emergency aid immediately. I am not missing out because my government wishes to send aid to ie: Pakistan. I still get my same pay at work, go home to my home, eat food from my kitchen, wear clothes, have a hot shower, talk to my family/friends, walk the dog, enjoy a million other things. My life and everyone else's in this country remains the same, no matter how much aid we send. Their life has been devastated and hopefully any aid sent will give them hope and comfort.They must have it. They need it and are deserving of it.

September 1, 2010
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@AMUST-Thank you for saying that. I have been reading comments about Pakistan and its people on CNN for days now and I was thinking the same thing. I wish CNN would stop posting articles like these because they bring extremely hurtful and ignorant comments not to mention the beggar like face of Pakistan.

As a Pakistani American and practicing Muslim I feel that it is Pakistan's problem and it should deal with it without asking for help. Unfortunately our so called blood sucking leeches like leaders will not do that because it will hurt their agenda.

I have seen a lot of comments saying that why don't Muslims help them and the response is that Pakistanis all over the world and in Pakistan are giving extremely generously but it does not show up on the media because the government wants aid to line its own pockets. Btw this government was appointed by USA and not "elected" by the people. The current president is probably the most hated politician in the brief history of Pakistan. I also suggest to many ignorant posters to get educated on the topic before you start shooting your mouths off.

September 1, 2010
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When read "Amust" the "Muslim" had some doubts as to its validitly as from a real Muslim, but then Timberameya verifified all !!

September 1, 2010
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are you kidding me these ppl need help it doesnt matter where their from or what religion they choose! we as humans with children cant imagine seeing one of our children die because we cant help them! im an american and you can not compare homeless ppl in the u.s to third world countries over here if your homeless theres shelters assistance with benefits foodstamps and cash assistance over there they have nothing no help and imagine if they cant get food what makes you think they can get birth control,i tell you this any one of us cant walk a mile in their shoes! they tax us for everything under the sun why not a lil for a relief effort! it would make me feel alot better to help someone change a life for the better!!! some of us should change our way of thinking!!! i love children i would hate to know what happens to them how long they go without fresh drinking water medical supplies!!! i hope and pray that things will change for the better!

September 1, 2010
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I can't stand to see the ignorance and hate. People criticize Islam but do it hatefully. There is nothing christian about the way some of you choose to deal with your differences. Allah=God. It is just in a different language. Some people just hate what they do not understand. Educate yourselves. At least Muslims pray to God and take him seriously. A lot of you so called Christians are faking it. Using God's name in vain and showing no compassion for others. How Godly is that?

September 1, 2010
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Great posts MUM2SAM and ANNA1953. Prime example of people who care enough to educate theselves.  And it's sad to see others decry islam when they practically know nothing about their own religion nor have ever been outside their own county not to mention to a third-world country.

September 1, 2010
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no matter what country a life is a life, we need to save it.

September 1, 2010
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I can't think of anything that can combat terroism more than to help the people of Pakistan.  Every time we help people in the countries which contain members of Al Quaeda (sorry don't really pay attention to how it is spelled) it is a defeat for the terroist organization.  Everytime we help a muslim affected by some sort of natural disaster, it is a defeat for the terroists.  Bomb, send troops, tanks, ships all you want, but that doesn't defeat terroism, what does is love.  I know that sounds corny, but it is the truth.  (nothing against the brave men and women fighting for us, they are honorable and sacrificing a lot for us and I have all the respect in the world for them)

September 1, 2010
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Some of these comments show nothing but disrespect for humanity. Who will be there to provide basic relief and food? Would you be a supporter of someone who fed you when hungry? We show what our bombs can do and must show what our great country can do with our hearts. By not helping will be a bigger security risk in years to come. Some things are just the right thing to do. More countries need to step up to the plate and not assume America can make everything better.

September 1, 2010
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There are extremists and bigots in all religious.  There are natural disaters in all parts of the world...We should do what we can to help and be thankful we are not having to go through it.  Look at what a dismal job we did with Katrina. 

September 1, 2010
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We live in a modern society where majority people claim to worship the Ever-Living God while praying to the one who was born and the one who dies. Claiming to believe in a loving God while believing that He can't just forgive people without shedding the blood of His own "son". Being struck with flood with a pure belief in God without contradiction or hypocrisy is better than the physical comfort with irrational beliefs.  Because you know that God tests you with hardship just as He tests you with ease, and the ones who pass the tests are the ones with patience and gratitude.

September 1, 2010
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Keep sending military aid, that is what Pakistan needs, guns and billions of dollars borrowed from China to bribe the military dictator of the moment.

September 1, 2010
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to chevisld:

 

You really need to educate yourself before you spout off about another religion -- the local library has a Quran that can be checked out..No where does the Quran say that Muslims will go to paradise for killing "us".

 

Unfortunately what you have come to associate with Islam is the terrorists viewpoint, and not what Muslims at large believe.. Islam is a peaceful religion and does not encourage hate or violence.

 

anna1953 and mum2sam Thank you -- we need more people like you. It doesn't matter what race/religion anyone is we should all help those in need. 

 

 

 

September 1, 2010
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We in AMerica have enough to help others.  If you want to help the people here in America fine but that doesnt negate our responsibility to help others.  Help should be continuous!  Religion has nothing to do with this!  Stop being shallow and HELP.  I dont care if its ten dollars, just help.  These people need help and clean drinking water! We eat too damn much in America anyway, we could all afford to give more and eat LESS!!!!

September 1, 2010
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The terrible flooding of Pakistan could have been avoided just like during Katrina.  Kalabagh Dam, if it had been built, would have prevented much damage.  It is not a question of God or Allah or Shiva or whoever, life happens.  And it's not who should bail out who (since we already know it's always going to be the US).

 

This is a question of human stubbornness to ignore modern technologies.  Pakistan has selfish unethical leadership; a damn project has been ignored for more than sixty years! So yet again America, with all its dwindling "opulence" must allocate military members to rescue another area that refused to prepare.

 

September 1, 2010
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mum2sam  - I AM from a 3rd world country - came here when I was 25. So get off your high teacing horse, miss. We were in no position to have more kids after the first one was born - and guess what - we did not. And I did not have any abortion in my life. There are other ways to control getting pg for people with any BRAINS and sense of responsibility. If people - men, according to you - want to have relations no matter what - and then rely on the world to help?

September 1, 2010

I will never help these "people"

September 1, 2010
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Tatiana5 -

 

Are you able to refute my documented facts listed above or are you just lashing out at me because I provided some facts that are contrary to your opinion? 

 

The facts allow you and others to make informed decisions about whether the issue of 3rd world birth control is really as simple as you state.

 

You didn't mention the third world country you were from. Where is your home country?

 

    • Were you or your family one of the 3 billion people living on less than $2.50 day? 

 

    • Did your country have a maternal mortality rate like Niger where 1 in 7 women die in childbirth (just in case you're wondering, many of these women would LOVE to have access to b.c. so they didn't die from having kids.  They DO notice all the women dying around them. Each year more than 535,000 women die in childbirth (99% from the developing world)? That's 1,500 women dying per day during labor.  They're not all ignorant women, they know the danger of childbirth and fear it.  But, they are opressed - - culturally, socially, economically and legally.  Do some research before calling others brainless.  (As an aside, I do not advocate abortion as part of the solution.) 

 

    • When you were school-age, were you one of the 121 million kids each year who can't attend school?  Or....were you fortunate enough to get even an elementary school education and be able to read by the time you arrived here in the US at age 25?

 

    • Out of the 1.9 billion kids in the developing world, were you one of the 640 million WITHOUT adequate shelter (1 in 3), or the 400 million with NO access to safe water (1 in 5), or the 270 million with NO access to health services (1 in 7)??  Or were you more fortunate?

 

If your childhood was like the situation above, then out of such extreme poverty, how did you alone find a place to live and money for food within the first few days of arriving in the US?  It's hard to build savings to buy stuff in the US upon arrival when you are in extreme poverty before flying here...I know, I have dear friends from Uganda who tried it!  And I was glad to assist financially in their transition to life here in the US. 

 

I don't know your background, and whatever your third world home country is then I'm sure you had to work hard and be very responsible to attain such stability here in the US.  I'm glad for you.  I wish that opportunity for every one of the millions/billions of kids who can't make it to the US since I believe they do have BRAINS and a sense of responsibility.

 

By the way, the kids in Pakistan weren't instrumental in creating their own poverty, they were born into it.  So yes, it is cruel to turn your back on those dying kids (as you ask above).  The US pledged $200 Million (less than $1 per US citizen) in aid.  Can you spare one dollar?  I'm not saying the US should assist everyone with my tax dollars.  But for a disaster of this magnitude, I can spare $1.

 

Btw - glad to hear you never had an abortion, although not sure why you mentioned it.

September 2, 2010
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Very nice comments , realy shows the anger and hatered you all have for 1 thing or the other..

 

IM A PAKISTANI , i dont want you to fight for our rights, GOD/ALLAH have decided who gets food, when and from where...your tax might not be coming to pakistan as a food source but most probably as adrone missile..

 

So all readers<< the important is that what you think/believe when you give that 1$ as a tax>>

 

I would say STOP GIVING TAX, this will help every 1 in this world..peace of mind to all of you americans,

 

who dont want to spend on poor or in MAKING PEOPLE POOR

 

dont care for pakistan or for muslims plz ... help your self.

 

 

 

 

September 2, 2010
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@ingeniousone

 

"Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not transgressors. And slay them wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter... But if they cease, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful... If they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression" (2:190-193).

 

NOW, PICK YA FACE UP, BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY FEEL REALLY STUPID RIGHT NOW. AND FOR THE RECORD, THE "THEM" THAT IT SPEAKS ABOUT IS ANY PERSON AGAINST THAT FALSE AND HOSTILE "RELIGION" OF ISLAM, I.E.......AMERICAN CHRISTIANS.

September 2, 2010
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@INGENIOUSONE

 

Qur'an (5:51) - "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people."

 

Qur'an (5:80) - "You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide."  Those Muslims who befriend unbelievers will abide in hell.

 

JUST A LITTLE MORE "EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION" TO MAKE YOU FEEL JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE STUPID, IF THAT IS POSSIBLE!! And that was cut and pasted DIRECTLY from your beloved Quran!

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