May 9, 2014

What Polio and Missing Girls Have in Common

M. Wente, Globe & Mail

The Associated Press

In Nigeria, more than 270 schoolgirls are kidnapped and enslaved by an obscure militant group called Boko Haram. A few days later, the World Health Organization warns that polio is making a comeback, and declares a global public health emergency.

The link between these two calamities is Islamist terrorism.

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TAGGED: Boko Haram, Polio, Nigeria, Islam, Terrorism


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