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Pakistan: Suspected Islamist Gunmen Attack Polio Team For Administering ‘Un-Islamic’ Vaccine


For peaceful purposes …

Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty – “Pakistani officials say gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team in the country’s northwest, killing a policeman who was escorting the health workers.

The group was assaulted on May 20 in the Bajur tribal area, one of Pakistan’s seven tribal areas along the Afghan border.

A local official said more than 600 teams are taking part in the latest campaign in Bajur to vaccinate 220,000 children against the crippling disease.

It is unclear whether the campaign, which had already been postponed due to previous attacks, will continue.

No one has claimed responsibility.

In December, gunmen killed at least nine polio workers in separate attacks in Pakistan.

Some Pakistani militants oppose the polio vaccination campaign, accusing health workers of acting as spies for the United States and claiming the vaccine harms Muslim children.” Source – Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty.

Flashback: Muslim Cleric Says Polio Vaccination ‘Un-Islamic, Warns Of jihad Against Doctors – “A cleric in Pakistan’s Punjab province has warned that a jihad would be launched against polio vaccination teams at a time when the World Health Organisation has expressed concern at the emergence of new cases of the disease across the country. Maulvi Ibrahim Chisti of Muzaffargarh district declared the anti-polio campaign as “un-Islamic” and announced at the local mosque that jihad (holy war) should be carried out against the polio vaccination team.” Read more.

Flashback: Pakistan: Islamists Kill Aid Workers For Trying To Save Lives With Un-Islamic Polio Vaccine – “A volunteer who was shot during a wave of attacks on polio-vaccination teams has succumbed to his injuries in Pakistan. That brings to nine the number of health workers killed since December 17. Officials say the student volunteer died on December 20, a day after he was shot while helping distribute polio drops in the northwestern city of Peshawar.” Read more.

Flashback: Mali: 4.6 Million People Face Starvation Following Islamist Advances In The North – “War is not the only reason why at least 340,000 people have fled their homes since gunmen loyal to ‘al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’ (AQIM), along with rebels from the local Tuareg tribe, began their advance across northern Mali in January. A desperate shortage of food is also taking hold in this arid Saharan region. More than 1.6 million people in northern Mali are in a ‘situation of severe, close to extreme, food insecurity,’ according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.” Read more.

Flashback: Somalia: Islamist Militants Deprive 1.3 Million People Of Food, Clean Water And Health Care After Banning Muslim Aid – “Somalia’s al Shabaab militants said on Monday they had banned Muslim aid agency Islamic Relief from areas under their control, a move that would deprive 1.3 million people of food, clean water and health care… Al Shabaab accused the humanitarian organisation of working with other relief groups it had already expelled.” Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam
  1. 05/21/2013 at 8:50 AM

    No Cotton Mathers, or Jonas Salks, coming out of Islam. Makes one wonder, what exactly, all of the wonderful contributions are, that supposedly come from out Islam? You know; the ones that Obama claims in his speeches, but can never name.
    It would be divine irony, if Obama were to contract Polio, paralyzing, not only his extremities, but also his vocal cords. Then let him silently call upon his god, allah, for deliverance.

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