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Muslim scholars fight to dispel polio vaccination myths in Pakistan

By Sana Saleem
Posted: November 6, 2011.
Published: November 4, 2011.

Print: The Guardian

Militant Islamists have spread conspiracy theories about vaccinations – which has contributed to a resurgence in polio.

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Isn’t “Muslim scholar” an oxymoron?

posted on November 6, 2011
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This is a great example of exactly how propaganda and believing things that aren’t true can harm people.  Parents, trying to protect their children, have listened to the religious instead of the learned and in doing so have actually harmed their children.

posted on November 6, 2011
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No - “Muslim scholar” is not an oxymoron.  Just because someone is religious does not mean that they can’t be a scholar.  There are PLENTY of religious people that are much smarter than you.  ALL people hold delusions, you included, for many reasons.

posted on November 18, 2011
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