A Pakistani Muslim cleric has said that polio vaccinations are un-Islamic. And such “extremist” clerics are not just in Pakistan: in Nigeria, a Muslim cleric was arrested for playing a role in sparking the murders of polio workers. These murders are driven by Islamic supremacist conspiracy paranoia.
Kidnapping infidels and releasing them for ransom or enslaving them, as well as killing them if that option is deemed most advantageous for the Muslims, is fully sanctioned in Islamic law: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” — Abu”l-Hasan al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah (The Laws of Islamic Governance), trans. by Dr. Asadullah Yate, (London), Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd., 1996, p. 192.
“Polio worker kidnapped from Chamkani found dead,” from the Express Tribune, March 24:
PESHAWAR: A lady health worker was found dead in Koh-e-Daman village in the jurisdiction of Daudzai police station on Monday, Express News reported.
She was kidnapped from her house in Guluzai village in the jurisdiction area of Chamkani police station on the night of March 23.
The body of the worker, identified as Salma Farooq, bore torture marks as well.
Earlier on Monday, police had said that around eight armed men had entered the house of Farooq, held the family hostage at gunpoint and took the woman away with them.
Chamkani is a village located on the outskirts of Peshawar.
Enraged family members and neighbours had protested against the kidnapping and blocked the Peshawar-Islamabad motorway near Chamkani for about an hour today. The protesters had dispersed when police assured them that they will try their best to locate Farooq.
The demonstrators had given two days time to police to recover the kidnapped health worker.
The family members had feared that Farooq was kidnapped because of her involvement in the polio campaign and that she had no enmity with anyone.