Thursday, May 26, 2005

A Conspiracy Theory Spreads Polio

Daniel Pipes wrote an interesting article stating the problem that Muslims are refusing Western vaccinations because of a Conspiracy Theory.

Muslims are opposing vaccination because Dr. Ahmed, an Islamist, accuses Americans of lacing the vaccine with an anti-fertility agent that sterilizes children (or, in an alternate theory, it infects them with AIDS).

The polio-vaccine conspiracy theory has resulted in recent months reported outbreaks of the disease in twelve countries in Africa and four in Asia.

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