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Swineflu is one of the reasons why Allah has made eating pork unlawful
05-25-2009, 03:25 PM
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Exclamation Swineflu is one of the reasons why Allah has made eating pork unlawful
Pork is one of the foods that Allah makes unlawful in the Qur’an. A true Muslim will demonstrate determination in abiding by Allah’s commands and prohibition even if he is unaware of the wisdom behind them. But if Allah so wills He can also show us the wisdom behind the things He has prohibited. The recent rapid rise in cases of swine flu, a lethal disease, is one of the reasons why the eating of pork is unlawful.

Swine flu is a disease caused by the virus “H1N1” and can be passed from person to person through the air. Like the flu virus in human beings, the swine flu virus constantly changes in pigs. Pigs’ respiratory passages contain receptors that are sensitive to viruses such as swine, human and bird flu. For that reason, pigs increase the possibility of new viruses emerging in the event they are transmitted simultaneously. The A/H1N1 virus, a combination of human, swine and bird flu viruses, only appears in the receptors in pigs’ respiratory passages; in other words, pigs serve as hosts for viruses to combine together in. Because human beings have no natural immunity to the virus and since it spreads very fast, the World Health Organization has warned that the disease is about to spread out of control as an epidemic.

One of the most frightening aspects of the disease is that it is the same as the “Spanish Flu” that led to the deaths of more than 50 million people between September 1918 and June 1920. It is the AH1N1 virus that causes the disease in both cases. Spanish flu was also first transmitted to human beings from pigs in America, from where it spread across the world, becoming one of the worst epidemics in history. Therefore, in the event that swine flu cannot be brought under control, there is a danger that it will spread all over the world.

The Hadith Indicate That Pigs Will Be Destroyed in the End Times

Fourteen hundred years ago, our Prophet (saas) indicated that pigs will be destroyed in the End Times:

Hazrat Mahdi (as) will come as a just judge… he will slay the pig and distribute goods and possessions, but because of their abundance nobody will accept them.
(Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi Alamat al-Mahdi al- Muntadhar, p. 31)

This hadith suggests that there will have to be a mass slaughter of pigs in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as). Indeed, states may have to resort to the mass slaughter of pigs in order to prevent the spread of swine flu if it becomes an epidemic threatening the whole world. Egypt has in fact already begun slaughtering pigs in order to protect itself against the disease. The hadith of our Prophet (saas) state that it will be essential to slaughter pigs, the source of swine flu, in the same way the authorities dry up the swamps that constitute the breeding grounds of mosquitoes, which also constantly spread disease.

As has already been stated, pigs’ respiratory passages play the main role in the emergence of this dangerous disease. That is just one of the reasons behind Allah’s prohibiting the consumption of pork. There are many other pieces of wisdom behind Allah’s making the consumption of pork unlawful. Some of these may be set out as follows:

Pork contains high levels of sulfur

Since pork contains high levels of sulfur, when it is eaten a large amount of sulfur is absorbed by the body. Excessive amounts may lead to various diseases, such as joint infections when it accumulates in cartilage, muscle and nerves, calcification and hernia. In the event of regular pork consumption, soft connective tissue from the pig replaces the hard cartilage in the body. As a result, the cartilage becomes unable to bear the weight of the body, which in turn leads to joint deficiencies.

Pork contains excessive amounts of growth hormone

Excessive amounts of growth hormone ingested through pork leads to tissue swelling and deformations. It can lead to sudden and extreme fat accumulation. People who eat pork generally have a higher risk of obesity. It may lead to abnormal growth of the nose, jaw, hand and feet bones. The most dangerous aspect of excessive growth hormone is that is prepares the way for cancer.

Eating pork leads to skin diseases

Substances known as “histamine” and “imtidazole” in pork cause excessive itching. They also prepare the way for infectious skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis and neurodermatitis. These substances also increase the risk of boils, appendicitis, gall bladder diseases and arterial infections. Doctors therefore advise heart patients to avoid eating pork.

For full text: http://us2.harunyahya.com/Detail/T/EDCRF...K_UNLAWFUL
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05-26-2009, 07:07 AM (This post was last modified: 05-26-2009 07:09 AM by clarence clutterbuck.)
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Reading all that has made me hungry. In fact, I could murder a bacon sandwich.

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05-26-2009, 07:12 AM
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RE: Swineflu is one of the reasons why Allah has made eating pork unlawful
Mmmmm . . . murder sandwich.

Wait, what?

You know, there's an amazing fact about the swine flu. A fascinating fact. An incredible fact. If pork is properly prepared you don't get it. So it's not so much that Allah (and Jehovah, for that matter) was protecting his people, as it was he was a really crappy cook.

Come to think of it, he wasn't that good of a creator either, to make something so tasty that's so full of diseases. So . . . bad all around on God.

Bring on the bacon, baby!
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05-26-2009, 09:25 AM (This post was last modified: 05-26-2009 09:27 AM by clarence clutterbuck.)
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RE: Swineflu is one of the reasons why Allah has made eating pork unlawful
I can't be bothered to research the following assertion to ensure 100% veracity, but I don't believe one can contract swine flu from eating cooked pork at all.

Pigs are capable of contracting pig, human, and bird versions of the flu virus, and for this reason they provide a reserviour for the various viral versions in which they can exchange genes and mutate into new strains. The present viral strain that is causing concern comprises a mixture of the human virus that caused the 1918 pandemic, plus genes from swine and bird strains. The H and the N in the H1 N1 name of the virus are something to do with the surface proteins on the outside of the virus that the human immune system recognizes and responds to. The H is haemo something and the N means neuro something.....may have to resort to Wikepedia here..

Wikipedia Wrote:Influenza A virus strains are categorized according to two proteins found on the surface of the virus: hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N). All influenza A viruses contain hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, but the structure of these proteins differs from strain to strain due to rapid genetic mutation in the viral genome.
Influenza A virus strains are assigned an H number and an N number based on which forms of these two proteins the strain contains. There are 16 H and 9 N subtypes known in birds, but only H 1, 2 and 3, and N 1 and 2 are commonly found in humans.

I read up a bit on flu a coupla weeks ago, and found that the H5 N1 bird flu strain that was in the news a couple of years ago is considered potentially much more harmful than swine flu, because it has surface proteins that the human immune system does not recognize, and unlike the swine flu that is an upper respiratory tract infection, it attacks deeper into the lungs and can cause pneumonia.

Bird flu is at risk of transmitting from bird populations to human ones due to the close proximity of birds and humans in places like Indonesia, where poultry is an important part of the economy.

Bearing all this in mind, plus the fact that Ahmetsecers post derives from the usual evolution denying pen of either Harun Yahya or one of his employees/ plagiarised sources, one wonders why Allah created viruses at all; also why did he give them the ability to mutate and evolve, and why with his uniquely brilliant future predicting ability did he not extend the demonization of pork to include poultry?

Not expecting an answer anytime soon..
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05-26-2009, 09:37 AM
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You know, "swine flu" is misleading in and of itself. The pork industry is lobbying to get the name changed, and they're right in doing so, because it's causing all sorts of misconceptions. You can still eat pork, ham, all this stuff.

Now, pork in general is a dirtier meat than beef, parasites and stuff can live in it, but all these things are nullified through proper preparation. And guess what! Unless you're slaughtering the pig yourself, you're getting your meat from a grocery store, from a national chain that has very high quality standards.
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05-26-2009, 10:49 AM
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I still eat pigs, but due to swine flu, I no longer kiss them.

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05-26-2009, 02:04 PM
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. . . I so want to make a joke about your wife right now, MerryAtheist. But I'll refrain. After all, I don't even know if you have a wife Smile

But yeah, swine flu's been blown way out of proportion. It's potentially deadly, yes, but so is regular flu. It's no worse.
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05-26-2009, 11:21 PM
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RE: Swineflu is one of the reasons why Allah has made eating pork unlawful
(05-26-2009 02:04 PM)GTseng3 Wrote:  . . . I so want to make a joke about your wife right now, MerryAtheist. But I'll refrain. After all, I don't even know if you have a wife Smile

But yeah, swine flu's been blown way out of proportion. It's potentially deadly, yes, but so is regular flu. It's no worse.

I am married. Fire away with the jokes.

As I understand it, swine flu is a bit more tenacious than regular influenza, and the real danger lies in any underlying conditions one may have that could be exacerbated by the bug. Heart conditions, lung problems, etc., when combined with this strain, can become quite extreme. But that is also true of regular influenza. I think the concern by the authorities is more an expression of "better safe than sorry" because they really don't know enough about this strain.

That's my uneducated opinion.

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