Because they promote ignorance. And ignorance leads to all other evils and ills.
Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul
When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people’s ideas.
Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in the northern Iraq town, and loaded around 2,000 books — including children’s stories, poetry, philosophy and tomes on sports, health, culture and science — into six pickup trucks. They left only Islamic texts.
“These books promote infidelity and call for disobeying Allah. So they will be burned,” a bearded militant in traditional Afghani two-piece clothing told residents, according to one man living nearby who spoke to The Associated Press.
We need a worldwide program to digitize every damn library.
I don’t live anywhere near there. I’m not sure how well parts of New York City would cope if that much fell so quickly.
The CDC finally admits Ebola can be transmitted by droplets.
It should have been stopped in Africa. There should have been an All Hands On Deck response from the start.
WHO’s pathetic self-centered weeping about its response being “inadequate” doesn’t bring back the thousands who died horrible deaths that could have been prevented.
The WHO, the UN agency designated with coordinating international response to disease outbreaks, missed chances to prevent Ebola from spreading when it was first diagnosed last spring, thanks to incompetent staff, a lack of information and bureaucracy due to “politically motivated appointments”, the report says. “Nearly everyone involved in the response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” said the report, obtained by the Associated Press. “A perfect storm was brewing.” The WHO refused to comment on the draft report.
See: heck of a job
The American Constitution forbids our troops being active domestically. However, I would support USAMRIID getting involved to stop this. The CDC is not working properly.
October 19: Military preps quick-strike team for Ebola response in United States
Jacoby is already working with the military on the joint team, Kirby said, and once formed, it will head to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of training in infection control and personal protective equipment. The training, provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, will begin “within the next week or so,” Kirby said.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
If USAMRIID fails, we’re all in trouble.
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