The Worst Comment about Hurricane Katrina
The worst comment that was uttered regarding the catastrophe caused by Katrina hurricane in New Orleans – (why are disasters named after women?) – was made by Shas spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
In his weekly sermon, the rabbi said: “There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, because there isn’t enough Torah study… black people reside there (in New Orleans). Blacks will study the Torah? (God said) let’s bring a tsunami and drown them.”
“Hundreds of thousands remained homeless. Tens of thousands have been killed. All of this because they have no God,” said the rabbi, who already found himself in hot water in the past following controversial remarks of one kind or another.
Yet Rabbi Ovadia was not done there, and proceeded to explain in detail why Americans deserved the Hurricane.
“Bush was behind the (expulsion of) Gush Katif,” he said. “He encouraged Sharon to expel Gush Katif…we had 15,000 people expelled here, and there 150,000 (were expelled). It was God’s retribution ..God does not short-change anyone.”
“He (Bush) perpetrated the expulsion. Now everyone is mad at him…this is his punishment for what he did to Gush Katif, and everyone else who did as he told them, their time will come, too,” the rabbi said.
It is amazing how his god gets back at Pres. Bush by killing thousands of poor innocent people.
But then, what do we, simple and naive sinners, know about the ways of the all powerful “Yahweh” who only allows the all wise Rabbi to know the secrets of his divine plans for humanity?!
We poor sinners are naïve enough to believe that God is all compassionate, benevolent and loving. Allah yihddina! (= May God bestow his grace upon us and show us the path of righteousness!)
And may He help the poor people of New Orleans.
Mohammed H. Haikal in his historical program on Al-Jazira made a very disturbing comment. He stated, “Let no one tell me that Pres. Lahoud is ruling Lebanon, the person ruling Lebanon today is Shimon Perez through Terry R. Larson.”*
Why the hell did he say that?!