Newsvine - Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive
Guess there are nutjobs in the whole region.Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.
Mexican fever, oh the stupidity of people
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Since I don't think they serve pork in Egypt, I wonder what they had the pigs for. What else can you even do with swine?
CDC - Influenza (Flu) | Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)
The strain that effects humans began and is most prevalent in pigs. Egypt is more susceptible to a new outbreak because of its dense population centers. H1N1 is not limited to human-human transmission and most cases, until recently, were from pig-human.
I am not naive enough to believe this is simply a precautionary measure. Its clearly a move to target the Non-Muslim minority of Egypt (the only people there who eat pork). Egypt has a history of making bold statements and attempts at things like this but failing to follow through.
You'll know ****'s getting serious when they start burning copies of Charlotte's Web!
George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.