Monday, January 29, 2007

You Know, Once Upon a Time Muslims Were Known for Their Scientific Acumen...

"Muslims urged to refuse 'un-Islamic' vaccinations"

Yes, every sect of every religion has its nutjobs, but we really do need to express outrage at garbage anti-science like this that endangers lives. Not just the lives of individuals, either, but the lives of everyone around them, thanks to communicable diseases gaining footholds in undervaccinated populations, and then endangering those among the vaccinated with weakened immune systems.
Dr Abdul Majid Katme, head of the Islamic Medical Association, says almost all vaccines [emphasis mine] contain un-Islamic "haram" derivatives of animal or human tissue, and that Muslim parents are better off letting childrens' immune systems develop on their own.
Appalling. As someone who might be reproducing in the not-too-distant future, the risk to kids from this is just unconscionable.


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