Of course. They couldn’t be cropping up becauseÂ polio vaccinations are un-Islamic.
“Pakistanis blame CIA for fresh polio cases,” by Ashfaq Yusufzai forÂ Asia Times, June 15 (thanks to JW- continued below the fold)
In other news, Moonbattery brings us the totally unfunny story of a
No good deed goes unpunished â€” and with bleeding heart do-gooders, that isÂ as it should be:
A man in Oregon is severely ill in hospital with a suspected case ofÂ the plague, thought to have been contracted as he tried saving a mouse from the jaws of a stray cat in his neighbourhood. …
Initially he showed signs of the Bubonic plague, includingÂ swollen lymph nodesÂ in his armpits and groin. He then hadÂ abdominal painsÂ and bleeding â€” a symptom of Septicaemic plague.
The Black Death, one of the worst pandemics in human history, was caused by an outbreak ofÂ the plague, resulting in the deaths of 25 million people in Europe between 1348 and 1350.
That’s quite a body count â€” though moonbats have dwarfed it with communism.
“Taking a mouse out of a cat’s mouth is probably not a good idea,” said Emilio DeBess, theÂ public healthÂ veterinarian for Oregon.
Clearly we need a government program to educate cats, so that they will understand the historic discrimination suffered by mice and other disease-spreading vermin and stop behaving so insensitively.
Continued: Paki Polio
PESHAWAR – Pakistan’s efforts to contain polio in areas bordering Afghanistan may have been setback [sic] following the conviction of a doctor who allegedly ran a fake vaccine program to locate al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.Dr Shakil Afridi, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison on May 23 on charges of treason, is said to have helped the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States track down bin Laden by collecting DNA samples from selected residents in the cantonment town of Abbottabad. Bin Laden was killed in a US raid on his secret residence in Abbottabad in May 2011. Afridi was arrested by Pakistani authorities three weeks later, leading to friction between Islamabad and Washington.
Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international medical aid charity, had then warned that the CIA’s alleged use of a vaccination program as cover to spy on bin Laden threatened immunization work around the world.
Afridi’s role appears to have exacerbated suspicions among people in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that polio vaccinations are part of a US conspiracy to render their children infertile.
“The problem of refusing vaccination is not new but Afridi’s fake vaccination campaign has proved to be a setback to our efforts to popularize immunization,” Dr Rekhanullah Khan, a polio officer in the FATA, told IPS.
This year, Pakistan has already recorded 22 cases of polio with 10 of them from the FATA, a territory consisting of seven tribal agencies….