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Five Women Shot Dead in Pakistan for Fighting Polio

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Five female health workers involved in Pakistan's polio eradication efforts were gunned down Tuesday in two of the country's main cities amid militant resistance to immunization campaigns.

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Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:40 pm
This is just awful. I feel so bad for the innocents. Thanks Cal

Carol H (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 6:50 pm
VERY sadly noted!!

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 7:17 pm
Thanks Cal

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 7:19 pm
Damnit! Don't you know living a life with useless legs, including children, infact especially children, is every extreme Muslim's Allah given right?


Roger G (154)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:04 pm
noted, thanks !

John B (185)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:10 pm
Thanks cal for the link to the article by Saba Imtiaz. The Pakistan Government seems unable to do much in stemming the terrorist activity against it's citizens. Extremist Religious Fundamentalism is the scourge of humanity. Read and noted.

Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:47 pm




pam w (139)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 11:59 pm
How stupid can you get? Kill the ,medical staff trying to help you.....

Faye Swan (23)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 1:20 am
Noted- thank you!

Robert O (12)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 1:33 am

Giana P (398)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:12 am
Terrible, and look at what is happening in Syria! Everybody is gunning down everybody, women, children, wolves, what has happened to this world? I have been told that it always was like this, even worse, it's just that we were not aware of it - no media...

Ira Herson (13)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:10 am
My condolences to the families and friends of the murdered women.

A horrible thing is that these murderers are not just killing these 5 women they are condemning untold numbers of children to a lifetime of suffering.

I was a child when polio was rife in the USA and I had friends that had polio. The most profound cases were in iron lungs and wheelchairs.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:39 am
Noted, thanks.

alicia m (97)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:40 am
noted, shared, gracias

Jim Phillips (3257)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:50 am
Sorry to hear about the violent deaths of the 5 women/nurses...

The people need to be educated as to what polio is and what the disease can do to the human body.

EDUCATION, FACTS. Not fear mongering nor suspicion...

The Muslim people are so ignorant and so uneducated that they know not what they are doing to themselves -
opening themselves to the horrible disease that polio is. The same goes for many other crippling diseases out
there in the world. Vaccinations are a way of preventing the crippling nature of polio and many other disease.
When are they going to learn...???

Ty, Cal.

Bob P (394)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:56 am
Thanks for sharing Cal

Becky B (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 12:23 pm
Wow! I guess I am the only one who can get past these headlines. If you really read about the USA forced vaccination campaigns in other countries you might get an idea of why this happened. In Japan the US tries every year to force the flu vaccine on the population, no way USA. We don't do vaccines the way the US does. We and any other country has the right to refuse these insidious and unproven chemicals. There is very little polio left in the world. The more important problem is clean water. Where there is clean water and access to food you do not see polio. The giant advertising campaigns that have blanketed American since the late 1940's always seem to leave out that A. polio was on the decline before the vaccine and B, the vaccine killed thousands of people. Although this loss of life is a tragedy, we should not try and mass vaccinate the world. I for one have not had a vaccine since I was 16 and I have never had the flu or anything else for that matter. Peace to ALL!

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 12:36 pm

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 1:23 pm
this part of the world desperately needs education but unfortunately people are scared and so a small minority terrorises the rest.
what a terrible waste of life

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:24 pm
Where else but Pakistan ...

Mónica Ayuga (109)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:25 pm
Vaya mundo en el que vivimos, entre la violencia y la ignorancia siempre pagan los ms inocentes.

. (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 2:57 pm
Have you ever read (about) such ignorance, out and out stupidity? What could possibly be going through the troubled mind of the Pakistani government?

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 3:03 pm
Not surprise it happened there.....

. (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:19 pm
The uneducated, so easy to manipulate. Tis a sad thing for those trying to do so much good.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:03 pm

Alexander Werner (53)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:12 pm
One Islamic cleric called vaccinations Un-Islamic. Here is the result, except by now it is eight dead women.

This is going on despite Pakistan being the largest recipient of US Aid.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:46 pm
It's hard to believe that these women, who were doing a wonderful job for their people, should be targeted.
Mori Harada. It's unusual for anyone to miss the point of a thread like you have.

Lee Hampton (15)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:29 pm
Pakistanis have had negative feelings about the polio vaccines because they were invented by Jews. The Pakistanis have assumed that this was a Jewish plot to make Muslims infertile.

If it wasn't so stupid, with so many suffering and typical, it would be funny

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:42 pm
All I can say is 'wow'


James Maynard (84)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:21 pm
Insanity rules. :(

Sonny Honrado (5)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:15 pm
Wow!!! They should help eradicate polio and honor those doing it.

Mike H (252)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 10:02 pm
Just evil

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:05 am
another reason the muslim religion does not make sense i havent seen much good about it seems a very selfish male orientated culture wheres the compassion for the people

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:38 am
Noted thanks

Missy G (24)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:57 am

Madhu Pillai (22)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 12:56 pm
Ignorant fools, education is the only answer, they should be taught to think and reason, instead of swallowing everything the equally ignorant, blinkered mullahs says.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 1:49 pm
You know, it was largely Muslim medicine and science that brought western medicine and science out of the Dark Ages, because they were realistic about science when we were afraid of it, and them, and thought it was anti-Christian. The word "chemistry" comes to us through Arabic, as does "alcohol" and more terms than I can remember off hand. What the h*** happened? If it was fundamentalism, God help us.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 6:49 pm
Thanks , how ridiculous, !!!!

Colleen L (3)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:37 pm
So sad. What is wrong with these gun shooting idiots? I wish they'd all disappear and vanish totally off into a land where they could never get away from. Thanks Cal

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:47 pm
Noted, Thank you Cal.

Shirley S (187)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:37 am

paul m (93)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:22 am

So stupid,, Prayers to the victims,,R I P

Sue Fowler (6)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:55 am
This is just awful.polio a horrible disease. I have first hand experience & am now dealing with more problems relating to polio. If only a vacination had been available to me my life would have been very different.
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