One day, one day soon the Taliban will lay down their weapons and love us for being so nice to them. Add to that the billion dollars in jiziya (tribute) to Indonesia, for all the Islamic schools we are building there, and peace is just around the corner.
Similarly in Afghanistan where we’re building schools,Â we’re building health clinics, roads, mosquesto support local community development and economic vibrancy as well …Â
Very odd.Â I really don’t think that’s the most appropriate use for our aid dollars. For a start, I suspect Afghanistan would be healthier with fewer mosques, not more. Second, since when was it our foreign policy goal to promote Islam?
I thought Rudd must have misspoken, but from the Department of Defence website:
Indeed, from Rudd’s press conference in Washington yesterday: