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To Mustafa: Do you dip flies in your drinks?

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 9, 2006 at 19:56

Those comments you made are very ignorant. All flies wheter house flies or not carry bacteria and viruses that can be harful to human beings. Muhammad didn't say house fly he only said fly, so who knows what kind of fly he was talking about.

How can you say house flies don't carry diseases? Let me educate you on that.

The House Fly is often a carrier of diseases, such as typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and anthrax. The fly transmits diseases by carrying disease organisms onto food. It picks up disease organisms on its leg hairs or eats them and then regurgitates them onto food (in the process of liquefying solid food). The house fly and other types of "filth flies" can become nuisance pests, but also are important for their potential to harm humans and animals. House flies, for example, can spread diseases such as food poisoning and dysentery. Flies, including stable flies and mosquitoes (which are also classified as flies, or Diptera), can inflict painful bites while feeding on the blood of humans and other animals, and some species transmit disease.

The habits of filth flies favor the spread of bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. Filth flies often feed and lay eggs on garbage, manure and carrion before contaminating human foods and food preparation surfaces by landing on them. When feeding, house flies regurgitate their stomach contents onto food to liquefy it before ingesting it. They also may contaminate food and surfaces by defecating on them.

you need to go to the library and do some research. Don't rely on the Koran, for you will only keep yourself in total ignorance.
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