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Published: Friday, Dec. 21 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Are you sure that photo is from Pakistan? They don't at all like the typical Pakistani protestors that I see in all the stories about someone, somewhere burning a Quran. Plus this crowd is a lot smaller.

I guess that in their mind, it is not politically correct to be outraged when the pseudo-pious Taliban murders health care workers who has come to protect children from a terrible disease that they don't care.

Is Islam just a fashion for them? Something where they can pretend to be pious with fake outrage?

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

I'm grateful that Rotary International at least received passing mention in the article. Rotary was and is the driving force behind the eradication of polio in the world. Since the inception of Rotarys efforts to eradicate polio, beginning in the mid 80s, many other organizations, though originally skeptical, have joined with Rotary in the massive effort. Not surprising, though, that radical religious leaders will use the safety and health of their own to push their twisted agendas.

That said, shame on the CIA for using a fake "vaccination program" as a front for their ends. Obviously, they didn't think that one through, to the detriment of children in Pakistan and Afganistan.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Yet right here in America, we have many parents who refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated because they imagine some kind of evil government plot behind it all.

When I was teaching, we had a family that would not allow vaccinations because they were convinced that the government was injecting microchips along with the vaccine so they could keep watch on the family. They came completely unglued when the school district tried to use lunch tickets with bar codes that could be quickly scanned to eliminate paperwork. They even claimed that the barcodes had been invisibly tattooed on their children's hands so the government could keep watch.

And, guess what? That same family was fully into the militia movement and "self defense." They boasted of their collection of weaponry.

Were they dangerous? I think so. I'm still waiting for the headlines about them.

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