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Reader comment on item: A Conspiracy Theory Spreads Polio

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), May 24, 2005 at 17:04

It is clear that such conspirancy theories stem from ignorance of some part of the Muslim population. Poor African Muslims are more vulnerable to conspirancy theories and, therefore, to Polio. The next thing to do seems always to blame the Americans or the Israelis, as if they were the masters of the universe.

It is only sad that millions of people are going to die as a result of this. I get the impression that people in Muslim countries don't read enough books.

To be fair, Catholics in the undeveloped world make horrible mistakes as well, such as not using condoms.

I am neither Catholic nor Muslim and I don't feel like offending these groups. But these choice and the conspirancy theory which spreads polio are the product of ignorance.

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