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Thread #77363   Message #1379467
Posted By: GUEST
15-Jan-05 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Irony of Tsunami Relief
Subject: RE: BS: Irony of Tsunami Reliev
Where on earth did NH Dave get that about Tamils being "an upstart Muslim group"? In fact there are about 70 million Tamils, mostly living in India. Most of these follow a variety of Hinduism, with a minitity being Chruistian or Muslim.

Three million or so Tamils (mostly Hindu) live in Sri Lanka, where there has been conflict with the predominantly Buddhist Sri Lankan population and government for years.

It woudl ahve taken NH Dave only a few seconds to check and correect his   comment there. This would of course have slightly undermined his anti-Muslim remarks, but on the other hand when we get a basic fact like that wrong we effectively destroy the credibility of anything we write anyway.

One thing to remember about the Middle East - where the countries are wealthy, that wealth is in the hands of a small minority of wealthy people. Wealthy people in general everywhere are mean people - that's why they remain wealthy in a world full of poverty. Generosity isn't measured by how much we give, it's measured by how much we keep back for ourselves.