Galen Wolffit (wolffit) wrote,
Galen Wolffit
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CNN: Concern over radical relief group

(The full text of the article is here.)

"[The Laskar Mujahidin group's] members said Thursday they had been collecting corpses, distributing food and providing Islamic teaching for refugees in the predominantly Muslim Aceh province."
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"But [analysts] warned that radical groups helping the relief effort would also try to stoke anti-Western sentiment -- and wait for an opportunity to attack if public support for outside help wanes."

Um. Excuse me? Sounds to me like they're doing exactly what they should be doing. Helping instead of fighting. Teaching instead of killing. Am I the only one who doesn't see a problem with this? This just shows that even people who we have declared our enemies can work side-by-side with us when disaster strikes. Let's not take this as an opportunity to poke at our enemies, but rather, as an opportunity to have better relations with them.
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