Forbidden Protection

The head of the Islamic Medical Association in Britain is urging Muslims to avoid vaccinations. This is because they may be made from sources considered haram. He says that vaccinations against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and meningitis are un-Islamic.

Dr Abdul Majid Katme bases his view on the presumption almost all vaccines contain products derived from animal and human tissue and this tissue was not killed in a halal fashion. He is also opposed to them because some contain or have been made using pork-based gelatine.

Instead he suggests another way to avoid disease. “If you breast-feed your child for two years — as the Koran says — and you eat Koranic food like olives and black seed, and you do ablution each time you pray, then you will have a strong defence system.” Who needs an MMR or a DPT injection when you have olives?

Katme wields a considerable influence as the head of one of the two national Islamic medical organisations and as a member of the Muslim Council of Britain. There is already evidence of lower than average vaccination rates in Muslim areas and this will only exacerabate the situtation. However, his is not a home-grown British view. He has imported it from a global movement of Islamic leaders who are telling followers to refuse vaccines from the West.

In this anti-Western demonstration, Muslims leaders are willing to bend the truth to accomplish their goal. According to the Sunday Times, “In Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India, Muslims have refused to be immunised against polio after being told that the vaccines contain products that the West has deliberately added to make the recipients infertile.”

The Islamic world may be out-breeding the West, but if they insist on keeping rates of infant and child mortality high, this may sustain parity in the clash of civilisations.

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3 Responses to Forbidden Protection

  1. Jacobhttp://bentmywookie.blogspot.com/ says:

    Looks like natural selection in practise.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Dave,
    when training as a midwife I was appallled to find that the Rubella vaccine is still made from the cell lines of feti aborted many moons ago. I cannot, in all conscience, use that vaccine on my children and thereby profit form the deliberate destruction of an innocent human life.
    When they are in their teens and old enough to understand the issues involved, that will be my girls` decision if they want to have it.

    Of note too is that when I was at work, we used to regularly see young women who had been vaccinated against Rubella whilst in their teens at school but when their routine blood tests were done, their immunity had worn off so much as to be undetectable, leaving them at risk of contracting Rubella in early pregnancy, and needing re-vaccination after their babies were born.
    The actual longevity of the vaccine does reamin in some doubt; by vaccinating infants there is the possibility that their immunity to Rubella will have disaappeared by their early teens anyway, when a substantial number of them will sadly be sexually active…..

  3. Dave says:

    Elizabeth, points well taken on the matter of rubella. And I’m not saying people shouldn’t make faith-based decisions on the matter of vaccination. It’s only that some of those faith-based decisions may have significant medical consequences, not only for them, but for the community at large when they’ve lost the herd effect that keeps these diseases isolated and prevents epidemic.

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