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Ebola Is Mainly A Disease Amongst Muslims, While Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Rapid Spread Of Ebola

October 21, 2014

The Muslim Issue

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Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Rapid Spread Of Ebola

By PAUL SPERRY
Posted 10/16/2014 06:09 PM ET, Investor’s Business Daily

Islam isn’t just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola.

Washington and its media stenographers won’t tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can’t contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa.

Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone’s and about 85% of Guinea’s people are Muslim. Islam, moreover, is practiced by more than 13% of Liberians.

When Muslims die, family members don’t turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care…

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