Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Rapid Spread Of Ebola

 By PAUL SPERRY

Posted 10/16/2014 06:09 PM ET, Investor’s Business Daily

Islam isn’t just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola.

Washington and its media stenographers won’t tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can’t contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa.

Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone’s and about 85% of Guinea’s people are Muslim. Islam, moreover, is practiced by more than 13% of Liberians.

When Muslims die, family members don’t turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care of the body. In Islam, death is handled much differently.

Relatives personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. Often, several family members participate in this posthumous bathing ritual, known as Ghusl. [Note:*In Saudi Arabia bodies are never buried but thrown in a section of the desert for birds to eat]  Before scrubbing the skin with soap and water, family members press down on the abdomen to excrete fluids still in the body. A mixture of camphor and water is used for a final washing. Then, family members dry off the body and shroud it in white linens.

Again, washing the bodies of the dead in this way is considered a collective duty for Muslims, especially in Muslim nations. Failure to do so is believed to leave the deceased “impure” and jeopardizes the faithful’s ascension into Paradise (unless he died in jihad; then no Ghusl is required).  Before the body is buried, Muslims attending the funeral typically pass a common bowl for use in ablution or washing of the face, feet and hands, compounding the risk of infection.

Though these customs are prescribed by Shariah law, they’re extremely dangerous and should be suspended. Mosque leaders must step in to educate village Muslims about the dangers of interacting with corpses.

Ebola victims can be more contagious dead than alive. Their bodies are covered in rashes, blood and other fluids containing the virus.  “Funerals and washing dead bodies in West African countries have led, to a great extent, to spread the disease,” a World Health Organization spokeswoman recently warned.

WHO has issued an advisory to Red Cross and other relief workers in African Muslim nations to “be aware of the family’s cultural practices and religious beliefs. Help the family understand why some practices cannot be done because they place the family or others at risk for exposure.”  The document added: “Identify a family member who has influence with the rest of the family and who can make sure family members avoid dangerous practices such as washing or touching the body.”

The warning appears to be falling on deaf ears, however.

Last month, Red Cross workers in Guinea were attacked by family members while trying to bury Ebola dead safely. In Sierra Leone, moreover, a family took Ebola-ridden bodies secured in body bags from the Red Cross, opened them up and exposed all members of the family to Ebola. They all contracted the disease.

The UN warns that if the spread of Ebola can’t be contained within 60 days, it could turn into a global plague. The West African infection rate is expected to jump from 1,000 a week to 10,000 a week.

President Obama argues that suspending travel with these West African nations would do more harm than good.  But the practice of these religious customs is even more reason to do so.

Even Saudi Arabia, the center of Islam, is now barring pilgrims from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from traveling to Mecca for fear of them bringing the virus into the kingdom.

So what’s stopping us from barring travelers from those countries?

  • Sperry, formerly IBD Washington bureau chief, is author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington.”
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82 Year Old Black Grandmother Tells Obama and Democrats Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en6afOnpBNw

Posted by: bj | October 18, 2014

The New Air Force One: The Ebola Gay

The New Air Force One

The Ebola Gay

Ebola Gay

 

Not to be confused with The Enola Gay, a B-29 Bomber, the first aircraft to drop the atomic bomb.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enola_Gay

Posted by: bj | October 16, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson’s Take on Ebola

Dr. Ben Carson’s Take on Ebola

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3842571845001/dr-ben-carsons-take-on-ebola-in-america/#sp=show-clips

Thursday,  October 16, 2014; UK MAIL ONLINE:………………Reports:

Marine Four-Star General Warns of Mass Migration into the US if Ebola Epidemic Hits Central America.

Thanks to Obama, that border is wide open.  So far up to 100,000 ILLEGALS  have walked across the border to obtain all the Obama wealth transfer benefits including FREE MEDICAL CARE FRO OBAMA CARE.

WHEN WILL AMERICA WAKE UP?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2785288/It-s-literally-Katie-bar-door-Marine-Corps-general-warns-mass-migration-US-Ebola-epidemic-hits-Central-America.html

 

October 14, 2014; International SOS – Travel Advisories – Flight Bans & Closures;

Reports Travel Restrictions to Countries with a potential EBOLA INFECTION ARE  NOW Implemented by:

  • 16 Countries in South Africa, and
  • 11 more Countries that are a part of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), and
  • 9 International Airlines

WHILE OBAMA AND THE Center for Disease Control) (CDC)  IN THE UNITED STATES, REFUSES TO IMPLEMENT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, EVEN THOUGH 67% OF US CITIZENS WANT A TOTAL TRAVEL BAN FROM COUNTRIES OF CONCERN.

https://www.internationalsos.com/ebola/index.cfm?content_id=435&language_id=ENG

Posted by: bj | October 14, 2014

Meskel Square; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Meskel Square; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Traffic at Main Auto & Pedestrian Intersection;  Check out the pedestrians at lower right of utube video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UEIn8GJIg0E?rel=0

October 6, 2014: Oklahoma City, OK. 

Obama sends envoy to OKC to praise the Muslim Community where (12 days  before on September 25)  a  Muslim terrorist  beheaded a Vaughn Foods female employee in Moore, OK. , an Oklahoma City suburb.

http://kfor.com/2014/10/04/oklahoma-muslims-receive-special-praise-from-white-house-officials/

August 29, 2014:  Michael Ledeen, Explains on PJ Media  why Obama Says: “We Have No Strategy”

All the dots are being connected.   If the citizens of the US knew what his strategy is, IT COULD CAUSE A FIRESTORM.  

FACTS:

  • THE SUPREME LEADER OF IRAN, AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI, IS THE LARGEST PURVEYOR AND FINANCIER OF TERROR WORLD WIDE
  • IRAN HAS OPENLY SAID THEY WANT TO WIPE ISRAEL (the small satan) OFF THE MAP
  • HIS NEXT TARGET IS THE UNITED STATES (the big satan)
  • ALL IRANIAN ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST REVOLVE AROUND  SUPPORTING AND PRESERVING ASSAD’S (SYRIA’S PRESIDENT) TYRANNY.
  • THUS, OBAMA NEVER CROSSED HIS “RED LINE” TO TAKE OUT ASSAD
  • THUS, IRAN AND SYRIA SUPPORTED ISIS  AS A WEAPON AGAINST ANTI-ASSAD AND ANTI-IRANIAN FORCES (from the Kurds to the Free Syria Army, etc.), 

OBVIOUS CONCLUSIONS:

  • AND THUS, IT IS VERY UNLIKELY THAT OBAMA WILL DO ANYTHING TO THREATEN ASSAD’S RULE OR THE  IRANIAN NUCLEAR BOMB DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING AND SPREAD OF THEIR WORLD WIDE TERROR PROGRAM.
  • WHICH EXPLAINS WHY OBAMA, TODAY, REFUSES TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION TO DESTROY ISIS
  • AND THUS, IT IS EVEN MORE UNLIKELY THAT  OBAMA AND HIS CABAL WOULD EVER ADMIT TO THE PROGRAM DESCRIBED ABOVE, BECAUSE IT WOULD RESULT IN A POLITICAL FIRESTORM.

http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2014/08/29/latest-big-lie-we-have-no-strategy/?singlepage=true

Posted by: bj | September 28, 2014

Obama: NOT MY DECISION…….!

FROM THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON

Obama:  NOT MY DECISION

(This is short & sweet)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10202804003885630&set=vb.1366776940&type=2&theater

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