Mecca pilgrims and the spread of illnesses

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

16 Comments on Mecca pilgrims and the spread of illnesses

  1. Any passengers from the area should not be allowed to board a plane before being quarantined for three days. Hajj or not.
    It’s filthy over there.
    Too bad the airlines and governments are more fearful of being called bigots and racists (even though islam is not a race) than they are of helping spread death.

  2. Each Muslim returning should be administered Two Full Spectrum Chemical and Fungicide Dipping’s, one before Departure and a Fresh Dipping upon Return.

  3. This weekend is Mexican Independence Day. Too bad those goofs won’t make a pilgrimage to celebrate their holiday. I’ve already seen beaners driving around with their beaner flags!

  4. …and the world ends, not with a bang, but with a widespread politically correct whimper transmitted, by jets, to the far ends of the globe in less than one week….. ….Lady in Red

  5. I’m never ready for Fall until an overloaded hajj ferry capsizes and kills all aboard.

    Aquaman demands a blood sacrifice too.

  6. Both “12 Monkeys” and the recent “Planet of the Apes” remakes predicted the end of humanity in a similar manner. Disease spread by way of the airline industry.

    Life imitates art.

  7. That’s a good analogy.

    Mecca is the Sturgis of the Middle East without the good hygiene. Nobody wants to get stoned in Mecca though.


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