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Polio Wave Hits Muslims because of Nigerian's Paranoia

Policy advocated by influential Muslim leader in Nigeria has sent polio to at least 23 countries in a decade.

By Arutz Sheva
First Publish: 6/3/2013, 2:26 PM


According to a leading expert on Islam, Daniel Pipes, the dreaded polio disease is resurgent in the Muslim world, because of one man's paranoia.

Ten years ago, writes Pipes, polio was on the verge of eradication, when Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, president of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria and a physician, suggested in mid-2003 that the vaccination program in his country was part of a Western conspiracy to render Muslim children infertile.

“His call for an end to the polio immunization campaign touched a nerve and spread to other Muslim religious leaders in Nigeria, causing the vaccination process to slow down and incidences of the disease to pick up.

“From Nigeria, this dual phenomenon of conspiracy theory and re-appearance of the disease then expanded to Muslims internationally,” writes Pipes, who has been following the resurgence of the disease closely in his blog over the years.

“So closely connected have Islam and polio become that the Muslim-only pilgrimage to Mecca became a major mechanism of transmitting the disease to faraway places like Indonesia.”

By now, he writes, Ahmed's paranoia has sent the new wave of polio from Nigeria to Muslim populations in at least 17 other African countries and 6 Asian countries:

In Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, and Togo.

In Asia: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

“A single conspiracy-obsessed Islamist,” Pipes sums up, “equipped with an organization and credentials, has caused polio not to be eradicated but instead to win a new lease on life.

“Thus has radical Islam brought misery to another aspect of human life – and made fellow Muslims its principal victims.”

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We have some whacko's here too that refuse vaccines. Guess they are everywhere.
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We have some whacko's here too that refuse vaccines. Guess they are everywhere.
This is particularly serious because of Hajj.
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Yes it is. Usually if most of a population is immune, there is a thing call herd immunity, I wonder if that does not work due to the travel? Interesting. Funny how a mistaken belief based on paranoia can cause people to cause more harm to than the origianl thing they were paraniod about even if it were true.
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Maybe they'll eradicate themselves.
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Nearly 5M Children in War-torn Yemen Vaccinated for Polio...

Nearly 5M Children in War-torn Yemen Get Polio Vaccine
April 10, 2017 — Nearly five million children under age five have been successfully vaccinated against polio in war-torn Yemen almost two-months after a nationwide immunization campaign was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.
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The campaign, which began on February 20, has taken much longer than usual to complete because of security challenges. The logistics involved in reaching millions of children with life-saving vaccines in war-torn Yemen are immense and complicated. WHO spokesman, Tarik Jasarevic, told VOA different parts of the country are controlled by different warring parties. He said informing them of the campaign, organizing health teams and transporting the polio vaccines takes a lot of time. “For this campaign, more than 5,000 vehicles have been rented, more than 40,000 health workers were mobilized.... This is a big operation, obviously. But, with the support of local religious leaders, political leaders, that element is absolutely crucial that it is being accepted by the population and that vaccination teams are being trained and prepared in advance,” he said.


A Yemeni health worker administers a dose of polio vaccine to a boy during a house-to-house immunization campaign in Sana'a, Yemen

Jasarevic said health workers only recently were able to bring the campaign to Yemen’s Sa’ada governorate. Despite intensifying violence, he said more than 150,000 children under age five were vaccinated against polio and nearly 370,000 children between the ages of six months and 15 years were immunized against measles there. He said the war has made routine immunizations in Yemen impossible, making nationwide immunization campaigns against polio and other killer diseases necessary. “We have seen for example in Syria that polio came back because there were areas where children were not immunized for some time. We do not want this to happen in Yemen. Yemen is still polio-free and we want to keep it polio-free and these campaigns are one of the ways to make sure that the virus cannot find a host,” Jasarevic said.

The United Nations reports Yemen’s two-year-long conflict has all but destroyed the country’s health system. It says the situation of Yemen’s children continues to worsen and many are dying from preventable diseases.

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Policy advocated by influential Muslim leader in Nigeria has sent polio to at least 23 countries in a decade.

By Arutz Sheva
First Publish: 6/3/2013, 2:26 PM


According to a leading expert on Islam, Daniel Pipes, the dreaded polio disease is resurgent in the Muslim world, because of one man's paranoia.

Ten years ago, writes Pipes, polio was on the verge of eradication, when Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, president of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria and a physician, suggested in mid-2003 that the vaccination program in his country was part of a Western conspiracy to render Muslim children infertile.

“His call for an end to the polio immunization campaign touched a nerve and spread to other Muslim religious leaders in Nigeria, causing the vaccination process to slow down and incidences of the disease to pick up.

“From Nigeria, this dual phenomenon of conspiracy theory and re-appearance of the disease then expanded to Muslims internationally,” writes Pipes, who has been following the resurgence of the disease closely in his blog over the years.

“So closely connected have Islam and polio become that the Muslim-only pilgrimage to Mecca became a major mechanism of transmitting the disease to faraway places like Indonesia.”

By now, he writes, Ahmed's paranoia has sent the new wave of polio from Nigeria to Muslim populations in at least 17 other African countries and 6 Asian countries:

In Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, and Togo.

In Asia: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

“A single conspiracy-obsessed Islamist,” Pipes sums up, “equipped with an organization and credentials, has caused polio not to be eradicated but instead to win a new lease on life.

“Thus has radical Islam brought misery to another aspect of human life – and made fellow Muslims its principal victims.”

Polio Hits Muslims because of Nigerian's Paranoia - Global Agenda - News - Israel National News
Reminds me of the nuts over here ho spread the same kind of bs.
Superstitious nonsense.
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Nearly 5M Children in War-torn Yemen Vaccinated for Polio...

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April 10, 2017 — Nearly five million children under age five have been successfully vaccinated against polio in war-torn Yemen almost two-months after a nationwide immunization campaign was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.
good reason for Americans to make sure we are vaccinated
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Thanks waltky for resurrecting a lot of old threads. It is good to read articles from a few years ago on the forum and related updates on stories and consequent new views of members here.
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