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. And they are so common that it is easy to lose sight of how barbaric they are. If any other group in any other country were regularly murdering health workers, there would be an international outcry. But since the murderers in these cases justify their murders on Islamic grounds, the global “human rights community” says nothing. To speak out would be “Islamophobic.”
“Attack on polio team kills policeman in Balochistan,” by Syed Ali Shah for Dawn, March 27 (thanks to Lookmann):
QUETTA: At least one police man was killed on Thursday when suspected militants attacked a polio team in Balochistan’s Loralai district, police said.
Shah Muhammad, a police official told Dawn.com that unknown armed men on motorcycle opened fire on a polio team in Nasarabad area of Loralai.
He said one policeman guarding the polio team workers was killed on the spot.
“The militants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack”, Muhammad said.
The polio team was engaged in an anti-polio drive in Loralai bazar when it came under attack by the suspected militants.
Moreover, police and levies personnel reached the spot and started an investigation of the incident.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Polio teams in Quetta, Pishin and other parts of Balochistan had been repeatedly attacked by militants in the past.
Also, attacks on part of militants have affected the anti polio drive in Balochistan.
In 2012, 73 cases of polio virus were reported from different parts of the province. However, since January 2013, no polio case was reported from any part of Balochistan.
If Islamic jihadists get their way, that will be changing soon.