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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION MEETS TO RESPOND TO SARS LIKE OUTBREAK

The World Health Organization has been meeting today in Cairo to dscuss how to respond to an outbreak of a virus, said to be very like SARS. SARS killed around 800 people in 2003, and spread panic around the globe.

The outbreak has already claimed 38 lives, mainly in Saudi Arabia. The WHO fears a new pandemic are are hoping to find a way to deal with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, dubbed MERS.

MERS has many similarities to SARS, the new virus begins with flu like symptoms, but after a short time behaves like a serious pneumonia. Around 60% of those who contract this new virus die, doctors who have treated people with MERS have said it is not an illness anyone wants to contract, as those who have it are close to death at all times.

So far cases have centred in Saudi Arabia, however health officials are concerned the virus will spread as the region will see very large numbers of pilgrims travel through the region in the coming months, with Ramadan starting next month, and the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in October.

READ MORE: The Telegraph

Saudi Petrodollars Fuel the Rise of Radical Islam

(source: France 24)

When Muslim extremists stormed the US embassies in Libya and Cairo protestors pulled down the US flag and replaced it with the black banner of Salafism.

Salafism is a puritanical branch of Islam which teaches a literal interpretation of the Koran. Salafism has been on the rise throughout the Arab world since the Arab Spring, and it is being bank rolled by Saudi Arabia.

“There is plenty of evidence pointing to the fact that Saudi money is financing the various Salafist groups,” said Samir Amghar, author of “Le salafisme d’aujourd’hui. Mouvements sectaires en Occident” (Contemporary Salafism: Sectarian movements in the West).

To find out more about the projects funded by Saudi petrodollars see France 24

Saudi authorities warn non-Muslims to respect Ramadan

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Traveling or working in Saudi Arabia? If not Muslim you had better learn how to behave as one during Ramadan or you will be expelled, according to Saudi authorities.

Saudia Arabia is a ultraconservative Sunni nation.  It is home to Islam’s holiest religious site.

Source Saudi authorities warn non-Muslims to respect Ramadan | Fox News.

Lawmakers: ‘Ominous’ video a warning to ATF whistle-blowers after ‘Furious’

There will be “consequences” if you don’t “respect the chain of command” according the the head of the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives).

To Republican lawmakers (Senators Charles Grassley and Darrell Issa in a letter to Acting Director B. Todd Jones) this “could be interpreted as a threat” to possible whistleblowers.

The message is “ominous” and “appears to be … a not-so-veiled threat telling (ATF employees) not to do what they did to expose Fast and Furious,” according to Issa.

For more on control over government see Prophet.tv.

See also this article Saudi Arabia’s similar recent announcement on your expected behavior or else edict.

To learn how governments or other forces can influence society see the Building the Warrior Teaching Series.

See Lawmakers: ‘Ominous’ video a warning to ATF whistle-blowers after ‘Furious’ | Fox News.