Muslims deny aid to Christians and 'infidels' during COVID-19

Crises often have a way of revealing people's true natures.  Here in America, for instance, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals have stepped above and beyond the call of duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  So too have charities, churches, and other religious organizations, many of which have volunteered their premises as coronavirus testing or medical centers, distributed food and medical supplies to the needy, etc. Needless to say, none of them is discriminating based on race or religion; all are aiding anyone and everyone in need. Then there's the Muslim world.  There, COVID-19 is revealing the true nature of Islam.  Enter zakat, which is often — but erroneously — translated as "charity."  As with virtually everything else Islamic, it too discriminates, sees only in dichotomies, namely "us" (Muslims) and "them" (infidels). As usual, Pakistan — so...(Read Full Post)
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