Swine Flu Panic in Kruddistan and Egypt

Swine Flu Fizzles, Jihad Continues:

* Out in the night with the whispering breezes, in the place where they keep the imaginary diseases: a line from “Stinkfoot”, by Frank Zappa:

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MEXICO says its swine flu epidemic has peaked and is now in decline The number of confirmed deaths from the virus was unchanged at 19…

But the Rudd Government will be damned if it lets a good crisis go to waste, without it Doing Something:

AUSTRALIA has so far dodged the swine flu but the deadly virus is likely to come to our shores at some stage, Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said… The Government will this week launch a radio and TV campaign encouraging people to wash their hands, cover when they sneeze and look after themselves.

Total number of swine flu cases in Australia: zero.

* Where would we be without KRudd?

Egypts politicians decide not to let a good crisis go to waste:

Egyptian riot police have clashed with stone-throwing pig farmers who were trying to prevent their animals being taken away for slaughter as part of a nationwide cull… Egypt began the cull of the nation’s 250,000 pigs on Saturday, despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying there was no evidence the animals were transmitting swine flu to humans.


The authorities are calling the slaughter a general health measure. No cases of swine flu, or influenza A(H1N1), have been reported in Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world.

Egypt’s pigs mostly belong to and are eaten by members of the Coptic Christian minority. Islam bans the consumption of pork for the majority Muslims.

Coptic farmers clash with police over pig-killings, which are more “linked to religion than fear of the disease [swine-flu]”

“Egyptian animal rights activist Amina Abaza deplored the slaughter of pigs and said the decision to cull them was probably taken only because they belong to the Copts.” More on this story. “Egypt pig farmers clash with police over slaughter,” from AFP, via JW:

CAIRO (AFP) — Egyptian riot police clashed on Sunday with stone-throwing pig farmers who were trying to prevent their animals being taken away for slaughter as part of a mass nationwide cull. 

Between 300 and 400 residents of the hilly Moqattam slum district of Cairo, where mostly Coptic Christian scrap merchants raise pigs, hurled stones and bottles at police.

Anti-riot police replied by firing rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, most of them youths.

An AFP correspondent said the protesters ransacked a police post and an officer fired warning shots in the air.

Seven policemen were slightly injured, a security official said, while at least eight demonstrators were hurt, according to the correspondent and a medic.

An ambulance was on stand-by in Moqattam neighbourhood of Manshiyet Nasr, home to about 35,000 scrap and recycling merchants known as the “zabaleen” who raise some 60,000 pigs.

“They want to steal our livelihood,” protested one of the farmers, Adel Izhak, before police started to take control of the district.

Similar troubles broke out in Khanka, north of the capital, security officials said. Police were already repelled from Khanka by stone-throwers on Wednesday after the controversial cull was announced.

Egypt began the cull of the nation’s 250,000 pigs on Saturday, despite the World Health Organisation saying there was no evidence the animals were transmitting swine flu to humans.

The authorities are calling the slaughter a general health measure. No cases of swine flu, or influenza A(H1N1), have been reported in the Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world.

Egypt’s pigs mostly belong to and are eaten by members of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority and are reared by rubbish collectors in Cairo’s shantytowns. Islam bans the consumption of pork for the majority Muslims.

Egyptian animal rights activist Amina Abaza deplored the slaughter of pigs and said the decision to cull them was probably taken only because they belong to the Copts.

“They are doing all this although there is not one single case of swine flu in Egypt,” Abaza told AFP, noting that Egypt has suffered from bird flu but no decision was taken to stem out poultry in the country.

“I wonder if this measure has not been taken because pigs belongs to Copts,” she said.

Abaza, who is the founder of the first animal rights association in Egypt known as SPARE, said she believed that slaughtering the pigs was more “linked to religion than fear of the disease” itself

2 thoughts on “Swine Flu Panic in Kruddistan and Egypt”

  1. Turkey denies reported case of Swine Flu. Hopefuly the gyppies (Egytians) get infected- might save a few pigs lives and they are worth more than the useless muzz thugs found in the region. Most have not forgetten Luxor.

  2. It’s sad to think that Egypt’s indigenous population – the Copts – are fast diminishing and are reduced to the most menial jobs just to survive.

    Such is the impact Islam has on countries they invade.
    Think it can’t happen here?
    Just continue with our politicians and other leaders doing nothing, and we could, within a generation or two, be reduced to the position of the Copts.

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