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Arab media criticizes gloating over storm

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Recently, the Arab press has published articles harshly critical of the instances of gloating and rejoicing over the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Various columnists, intellectuals, and sheikhs called for helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and said that this rejoicing ran counter to the values of tolerance in Islam, and indeed, to all humanist sentiment. Some even suggested that what was needed in light of such reactions of rejoicing was "long-term reform" or "reprogramming" of the modern Arab mind...

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