counts as weird. @_@
It looks as though the jihadi Moslem clerics of Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan are deliberately setting things up so that members of their own congregations suffer and die from polio.
From Strategy Page
, we read:
"August 4, 2007: Radical Islam continues to kill people in places you never hear of.Islamic clerics in Pakistan and Nigeria continue to push the idea that vaccinations for diseases are a Western plot to poison Moslem children. This particular fantasy has been rattling around for nearly a decade, and has prevented the UN from wiping out polio. Like small pox (which was wiped out in the 1970s), once there are no people with polio, the disease is gone for good (it can only survive in a human host). The Islamic clerics urging parents not to vaccinate their children against polio, are providing the disease with hosts, and keeping it going.
Last year, 24,000 children were not vaccinated in northern Pakistan because of this paranoid fantasy.
In Afghanistan, it was even worse, with 125,000 children denied vaccination by Taliban terrorists
(who also attack the vaccination teams) As a result, at least 40 cases of polio were confirmed last year in Pakistan, and eleven so far this year. In Afghanistan, there were 31 cases last year, and 19 so far this year. Nigeria had 1,124 cases last year, and 562 cases so far this year.
When confronted by angry parents, the clerics say that it's "God's will" that the kid is dead or crippled from polio."
Kinda shows what Shariast clerics think of their own fellow Moslems, don't it? o_O
I can't help but feel that this would indicate that both the jihadis who propagate this myth and the members of the Taliban who act as they do are actually secret worshippers of Malia
Certainly were such to turn out to be the case, much would be explained about why the jihadis support Sharia in the first place. ^_~
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