Two snippets of news, Washington post, Tuesday, January 30, 2007:
“Even before the 33-day war ended, Iran had provided Hezbollah with $150 million to begin rebuilding, some of it going to victims in $10,000 bundles of crisp U.S. currency, according to a Shiite politician who spoke on condition of anonymity.”
“In regards to the earthquake in East Azerbaijan province, First Vice President announced the decision of the Special Working Group:
One million tooman (less than $500) grant for immediate needs,
An additional 2 million tooman (less than $1000) grant for preliminary rebuilding needs,
Those dwellings totally destroyed are eligible for 12.5 million tooman (less than $6000) loans with subsidized interest at 4%.”
In other words, Lebanese Hezbollah members got an immediate $10,000 as pocket money, with rebuilding done free and clear.
On the other hand, Iranian earthquake victims might, just might get less than $1,500. Something is very wrong here.
It is no wonder one of the persistent slogans of the Iranian people has been:“No to Gaza No to Lebanon, I die for Iran”
ps. Iranian proverb: The light which could be used at home is forbidden to be donated to the mosque.
Charity begins at home.