FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer’s claims to special powers.
The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials told AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma.
“She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. People from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment,” Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema, told AFP.
“She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns also got infected.”
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has called on Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron to take a stand on the Islamic State and strip UK nationals who are fighting abroad of their citizenship and cancel passports using the little-known Foreign Enlistment Act of 1870.
The move would bring the United Kingdom into line with close ally Australia, whose Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sworn “to do our damndest” to ensure “trained killer… returning Jihadists” would never be allowed to return to Australia.
Death threats, daily anti-Semitic attacks, and harassment are causing many young Swedish Jews of the shrinking 20,000-member community to say “enough,” and seek to establish their futures elsewhere, according to a report by Zvika Klein of Israel’s NRG News.
“I and my friends decided to leave,” 22-year-old Victor Borsolov, told NRG, after getting his 11th death threat after posting pro-Israeli views on his Facebook page.
(An article about a possible minor power struggle within Sunni Ikhwan groups, probably designed to exonerate Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood and focus the public on thinking the Islamic State is rouge. In fact, as Daniel Greenfield so perfectly put it, “ISIS is showing us how Islam began”)
A sickening statement by group spokesman Said Abu Hamza al-Hilali claimed that the MB had deceived itself and millions of young people, and branded the group “delinquents from the path of God.”
The statement released on underground jihad forums also called for Muslim Brotherhood activists to repent for their attempts to embrace “democracy,” and branded their views “dirty.”
(Video at link. BBC article)
Thank you M, ML, Wrath of Khan and all.
There is a project I was hoping to have done by now, but its looking like more, end of August. If it flies, then it should be quite a powerful and informative thing. Thanks again for reading.