UAE Red Crescent chairman donates over $270,000 for victims of Beirut’s port explosion

An explosion at the port of Beirut earlier this week killed at least 135 people and wounded about 5,000. (File/AFP)
Updated 07 August 2020

UAE Red Crescent chairman donates over $270,000 for victims of Beirut’s port explosion

DUBAI:  The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Red Crescent announced that he and his family are donating over $270,000 for the victims of Beirut’s port explosion, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

Hamdan Musallam Al-Mazrouei said he was inspired by the teachings of the late ruler and founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.

“We remember the words of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, ‘The wellbeing of Lebanon is just like the wellbeing of the UAE and any other Arab country’ and we shall follow the path of the Founding Father, as Lebanon’s wellbeing shall make us happy and whatever harms it will make us sad,” Al-Mazrouei said.

“That is why the UAE presidential aircraft was among the first to arrive in Beirut with medical and humanitarian aid for the Lebanese people,” he added.

An explosion at the port of Beirut earlier this week killed at least 135 people and wounded about 5,000, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan said.


Did Biden just ‘Inshallah’ Trump on his taxes during the US presidential debate? 

Updated 30 September 2020

Did Biden just ‘Inshallah’ Trump on his taxes during the US presidential debate? 

DUBAI: Shortly after the US presidential debate, Muslims took to social media to have their own debate on whether former Vice President Joe Biden used the Islamic term “Inshallah” with President Donald Trump.
During the televised debate that aired on Tuesday, Biden pushed his rival to release his tax returns.
Trump said his records would be released “when they were ready,” after he was asked about a New York Times report that said the president had only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and none in 10 of the previous 15 years. 
“When? Inshallah,” Biden butted in, leading social media users to begin their own debate on whether the Vice President used the Arabic word for “God willing.”

 


Although the term is often used in its true meaning by Muslims, it has also been known to have been used informally by some to indicate something is unlikely to happen.

 


“Did he really say Inshallah tho(ough)?” One user commented on the video that was shared by Araby Society on the social media platform, Instagram. 
Although another wrote: “I heard ‘when…in July?”

 

 

 

 

 


In what some say was the most chaotic presidential debate in recent years, the two men frequently talked over each other with Trump interrupting, nearly shouting, so often that Biden eventually snapped at him, “Will you shut up, man?”
“The fact is that everything he’s said so far is simply a lie,” Biden said. “I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he’s a liar.”