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Old 07-27-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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So much for the fight against the spread on the Mexican Flu in the UK. Another reason to stay close to home, but then again, I wonder how many Muslims in the U.S. are handling our food and feel the same way.

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Some Muslims have refused to use alcohol-based hand gels to combat the spread of swine flu because they claim it is against their religion.

Some of those employed by St Albans Council in Hertfordshire have complained about the antibacterial lotion, which is considered a key strategy in containing the virus

Read more: Muslims refuse to use alcohol-based hand gels over religious beliefs | Mail Online
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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Give it a rest already. I never use that gel crap, it doesn't work anyway.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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Is it really against their religion to put it on their skin? I figured it was condemned by Islam because the negative effects alcohol can have on your life if you drink it. I mean people shouldn't be forced to do things that they are against for religious reasons, but does Islam even condemn this?
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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LOVE the selective quoting!

Here's the rest:
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But Muslim leaders criticised the council’s decision to change the gel, pointing out that Islamic teachings allow Muslims to use alcohol for medicinal purposes.

The Muslim Council of Britain said: ‘We would advise people to follow the medical advice so we would, of course, encourage people to use hand gel. ‘People need to find ways to accommodate their beliefs.’

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Old 07-27-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I think in either case I would call the person (Muslim, Christian, Martian) an *****hole.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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yes they do and then fly to paris for the weekend get blind drunk and visit every hooker in pigalle.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Give it a rest already. I never use that gel crap, it doesn't work anyway.
Then why do they use it in hospitals?
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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I'd bet if someone drinks enough alcohol they wont get the swine flu.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Then why do they use it in hospitals?
Good question. But the stuff you buy at the grocery store, useless. This fear of bacteria & germs has gotten ridiculous.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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Good question. But the stuff you buy at the grocery store, useless. This fear of bacteria & germs has gotten ridiculous.
Nurses and Doctors use it in hospital between patients.. It must be better than the stuff we can buy.

"This fear of bacteria & germs has gotten ridiculous."

Agreed, but in a hospital they need to do something between patients.
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