Imam Amadia Rachid has declared in Salerno, Italy that the swine flu virus is proof that the Koran is correct in its view of pigs. He noted that “We believe that what is happening shows the truth of our faith.” I still think a good solid Divinity School paper would be more user friendly on establishing the superiority of one’s faith.
He noted that “[t]he Islamic faith doesn’t explain exactly why pigs should be considered unclean animals. But it’s clear that for most theologians, it is precisely to avoid the spread of disease that Islamic tradition tends to keep men away from pigs.”
Of course, this is a shared view with many Jews so it is not clear if this also validates the Jewish faith. It is also not clear which religion can claim the Avian flu as proof of being the one true faith.
Under this analysis, Mad Cow disease was the ultimate proof of the correct Hindi view against eating meat.
It is clear that some religions have a virus credibility gap. There are rumors that Catholics are working on a meat-on-Friday toxin while Mormons are about to release an alcohol-based virus called the Wine Flu.
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