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← Cleric says polio vaccination 'un-islamic', warns of jihad against docs

achromat666's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by achromat666

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.

Could someone please explain how a faith that is supposed to be one of peace could tolerate this ignorance? Or what precisely constitutes the justification for a jihad? Seems like you can just put one together for any old thing.

Jihad or not, what is it about religious ignorance that gives people the impression that medicine is bad?

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:15:23 UTC | #947371