American Thinker: Simply raising this topic is almost certain to be denounced as “Islamophobia,” but disease vectors don’t care about theology. In the past week, there were two health scares at major US airports with passengers quarantined on airliners that landed from overseas with very sick passengers on board.
On Wednesday, an Emirates Airline 380 super jumbo jet from Dubai was quarantined at JFK Airport, with 100 passengers initially reported as ill. Eventually, nineteen passengers were confirmed as ill, and ten passengers were hospitalized with respiratory illnesses. The following day, two American Airlines flights from Europe were quarantined upon landing at Philadelphia, and eventually 12 passengers were identified as ill and quarantined, while the rest of the passengers were allowed to proceed on their way.
What could possibly explain these incidents appearing right now? Reuters bravely issued an article explaining, “Two health scares at US airports tied to Mecca pilgrims.” A Google search for key words reveals no US media outlets picking up the report, however. Reuters explains:
Two major health scares at US airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Haj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, US health officials said on Friday.
Actually, It was obvious from the first incident that the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca – a requirement for all Muslims financially able to do so – was a likely source of the widespread illnesses among air passengers. More