Afghanistan seeks $50 billion in aid
* Not millions: billions!
* Give generously: because Afghanistan is a bottomless pit
The slow pace of development is hobbling public support for Karzai’s Western-backed government as Afghans grapple with food shortages and the sharply rising cost of living. Official corruption is endemic.
“We are building a state, and that is a costly exercise,” Nadiri said. “The country had lost its human, physical and social capital … the collapse of Afghanistan was total.”
Afghan teacher shot dead after speech condemning suicide bombings
Why Islamic reform is about as likely as an attack by men from Mars, part 65320: “Afghan teacher killed after speech condemning suicide bombings,” from The Associated Press, May 14 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):
KABUL, Afghanistan: A teacher was shot to death in northern Afghanistan after he gave a speech condemning suicide bombings, officials said Wednesday.
Abdul Hadi criticized such attacks as un-Islamic and un-Afghan during a speech Tuesday in the Archi district of Kunduz province, said Khair Mohammad Subat, the provincial education department director.
Jamaat-e-Islami Leader: U.S. Is Eternal Enemy Of Islam And Pakistan
* ‘Light upon the Muslim Nations’- they really love us…
* From the Islamic hearts and minds department:
The Deputy Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province Maulana Muhammad Shah Mengal has said that the United States is the eternal enemy of Islam and Pakistan. According to a report in the Urdu-language newspaper Roznama Jasarat, Maulana Mengal criticized Pakistani leaders for allowing the U.S. to mediate in the country’s internal affairs.