During the recent
Such scrutiny and below-the-radar efforts hurt philanthropy. Aside from government scrutiny of giving, Arab philanthropy has also been criticized because it simply may come from a donor with a different viewpoint from the recipient's.
In 2001, Rudolph Giuliani rejected a $10 million gift from Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud to help victims of terrorist attacks.
The message to Arab philanthropists was clear: Your money's no good here.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, for instance, is providing college scholarships for Arab students to attend Ivy League schools in
[Excerpt of an article by Ian Wilhelm, The Christian Science Monitor]