Donation wars update

The WaPo reports U.S. charities have raised more than $337 million so far for the Indian Ocean tsunami but notes that is far less than the $2 billion raised for the families of the roughly 3,000 people killed in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. At the same time, in an op-ed piece for the NY Times, Peter Bergen takes the Muslim world to task for “contributing a relative pittance.”

Which is the more accurate comparison? The per country approach of Bergen or Juan Cole‘s approach based on per capita income and population?

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