Iraqi media says ISIS militants have contracted Ebola

Iraqi media says ISIS militants have contracted Ebola

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Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria.
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Reports that Islamic State militants in Mosul have contracted Ebola swirled though Iraqi media sources on Wednesday. World Health Organization officials said they haven’t confirmed the cases, but the organization has reached out to offer assistance.Three outlets reported that Ebola showed up at a hospital in Mosul, a city 250 miles north of Baghdad that’s been under ISIS control since June 2014. The reports, however, have perpetuated mostly in pro-government and Kurdish media.

“We have no official notification from [the Iraqi government] that it is Ebola,”“We have no official notification from [the Iraqi government] that it is Ebola,” Christy Feig, WHO’s director of communications told Mashable.Feig added that WHO is in the process of reaching out to government officials in Iraq to see if they need help investigating the cases, a task that could be a challenge, given the restrictions that would come with operating in ISIS-controlled territory.

It’s unclear if any disease experts or doctors in Mosul are even able to test for the Ebola virus. A Kurdish official, who was convinced the cases are Ebola, told the Kurdish media outlet Xendan that the militants’ symptoms were similar to those of the Ebola virus.

However, Ebola symptoms — nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding and bruising — are also similar to those associated with a number of other diseases, including malaria, Lassa fever, yellow fever viruses and the Marburg virus. Also, most confirmed Ebola cases in this recent outbreak have originated in West Africa.

Citing an unnamed source in a Mosul hospital, Iraq’s official pro-government newspaper, al Sabaah, said the disease arrived in Mosul from “terrorists” who came “from several countries” and Africa.

While ISIS has recruited foreign fighters, very few of them — if any at all — are believed to have traveled from West Africa.

The majority of the Islamic State’s African fighters came from Tunisia, according to a Washington Post report. Others came from Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan and Somalia — none of which reported any Ebola cases in 2014.

If the cases in Mosul turn out to be Ebola — a scenario that, at this point, seems highly unlikely — it would mark the first time the virus had been detected in an area controlled by ISIS, a group that doesn’t embrace science and modern medicine.

Over the past few weeks, militants affiliated with ISIS have executed more than a dozen doctorsin Mosul, according to Benjamin T. Decker, an intelligence analyst with the Levantine Group, a Middle East-based geopolitical risk and research consultancy.

“U.N. workers have thus far been prohibited from entering ISIS-controlled territory in both Iraq and Syria,” Decker, who specializes in Iraq, told Mashable.

“In this context,” he said, “the lack of medical infrastructure, supplies and practitioners in the city suggests that the outbreak could quickly lead to further infection of both ISIS fighters and residents of Mosul.”

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Was the Midterm Election victory a sign of America turning back to God?

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Was the Midterm Election victory a sign of America turning back to God?

I am not blindly Republican but I am wide-eyed anti-Democrat.  This is because the policies of the Democratic Party are not policies at all, they are drugs.  Today, they are drug dealers who sell addiction to government.

Like all crafty dealers they offer the drug for free until you addicted, and while you are high, they say “don’t worry about how we are going to pay for all of this.”

The payment comes in the destruction of the family and neighborhood.  On August 6, 1945 Detroit was a gleaming city and Hiroshima was utter ruins from the atomic bomb.  Today Hiroshima is a gleaming city and Detroit is utter ruins from the effect of a slow burning bomb of government dependency.

Secular progressives, like any other Ponzi scheme, must have a constant flow of new customers.  That is why they opened the border to try to create more addicts.

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Government addiction is nothing new; it has ruined several empires.   Benjamin Franklin saw it as the death knell of America.  He said, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”

I have tried to understand why Obama would pursue policies that history and common sense show are doomed to failure and in fact they are failing spectacularly right now.   The answer is simple:  He wants to stay in power.

For the last two years I carried a secret dread that I would not even share with my wife…only God.  Obama was reelected.  Just saying that boggled my mind.  How could such a train wreck of a failure be allowed 4 more years?  My answer was simple: a corrupt campaign to addicted voters.

We had every reason to believe that our democracy went away two years ago.  There, displayed before our eyes was proof that we would accept unlimited bungling in exchange for our narcotic of choice.

This is why the midterm election is some kind of miracle.  It is almost like the neighborhood rose up and said I want to go through cold turkey, and told the drug lord “I am going to break my addiction to you!”

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Jesus said in ‘Matthew 11:17, ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not lament.’  This is why you see that look of shock and disgust on the faces of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi, because they are saying “We played ‘War on Women’ and you did not dance, and we played ‘white racist America’ and you did not mourn.”

After seven years of drought Elijah went to the mountain and prayed.  When he saw a cloud the size of a man’s fist and declared “there is the sound of the abundance of rain.”

To those around him who had lost everything because of drought this must have seemed utterly foolish.  It is only a tiny cloud and you are declaring a deluge of rain!    The midterm elections are a cloud the size of a man’s fist.  A nation wants a job not food stamps.  A nation wants greatness not global obscurity.  A nation wants Jesus not Allah.   A nation has just taken a small, vital step toward God.

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Put Obama Under White House Arrest

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Today we must put Obama under White House Arrest for the next two years. We must cut off his power to do any further harm by voting against any candidate today that supports him. Never have I set ink to paper with a more sober heart.  Never have I approached an election day with a deeper burden.  The nation that you love and I love has slipped through our fingers and today looks like our only chance to get it back.

Obama is a smooth criminal.  Remember that today.  Remember his long list of crimes against our freedoms, our faith and the U.S. Constitution.

The loudest voices in the Democratic Party, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz united with him to destroy our way of life.   To this hour they boast that they are proud of Obama and consider him their greatest asset.

If drastic action is not taken today we will give them an immense confidence to continue to expand their control over everything we hear, see and say.

Germany, Russia, and China are all nations that were seduced into tyranny by figures that felt like messiahs at the time.  We are at a tipping point today where we face the same temptation to be seduced by a Messianic figure.

We know that Obama is being handled like a Messiah when CBS,NBC,ABC unflinchingly defend him, black pastors toss out their Bible for him, and millions cling to him for their government subsidy.

Eric Metaxas, author of “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” gives us a completely new spin on the theological genius Dietrich Bonhoeffer.   “Christians all over the world have read his books,” Metaxas says, “but very few people know the full story of his involvement in a plot to kill the head of the German state.”

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Bonhoeffer is revealed in the book as one of the few German Christians who refused to appease Hitler and his perverted interpretation of Christianity. Bonhoeffer’s staunch resistance to the Third Reich and his push for civil disobedience cost him his life.

He made this haunting observation: “There were many German churchgoers, whether they were Christians or not, I don’t know, but they went to church and somehow they made peace with the Nazis,” Metaxas says. “They thought there was nothing wrong. Bonhoeffer had such a devoted faith he knew without any question that the Nazis were anti-Christian and they were evil, and if he didn’t stand against them he would have to answer to God.”

I am not comparing Obama to Hitler; I am comparing the American Church of today to the German church of the 1930s.  I am comparing the Americans of today to those nations that were fooled into tyranny. 

Insanity for America is to doing what was done over and over again by past nations that lost their freedom and expecting a different result.   

Look at the video of Joel Osteen calling Obama a Christian.  See for yourself if Christian leaders in America have become so opened minded that their brains have fallen out.  

Metaxas finishes by saying “But the legacy that Bonhoeffer leaves future generations is of the untold dangers of idolizing politicians as messianic figures. Not just in the 1930s and ’40s, but today as well. 

“It’s a deep temptation within us,” says Metaxas. “We need to guard against it and we need to know that it can lead to our ruin. Germany was led over the cliff, and there were many good people who were totally deluded.”

The proof of America’s power to be deceived is demonstrated in one simple fact:  Even though Obama has failed spectacularly, and has brought untold misery, still, today many Christians, like cattle are going to go and vote yet one more time for his agenda.  I can only pray that I am wrong.

I cry out to you from the edge of that cliff today.  Open your eyes to what is happening.  Reject every Democrat that joined hands with Obama to destroy our freedoms.  Let’s put Obama under White House arrest until we are sure that our freedom and our Constitution have been safely restored.

OBAMA BRINGS IN 1,900 PEOPLE FROM ANOTHER EBOLA NATION

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OBAMA BRINGS IN 1,900 PEOPLE FROM ANOTHER EBOLA NATION

Since an outbreak of Ebola hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo in July, the Obama administration has brought into the U.S. at least 1,900 refugees from the disease-stricken nation, WND has learned.

Required medical screening for refugees may not detect all diseases. The mandatory blood and urine tests for all refugees would not detect Ebola.

The strain of Ebola found in the Congo is slightly different from the virus that has been ravaging West Africa. Researchers have concluded the Congolese outbreak is not connected to the epidemic in West Africa.

The U.S. refugee program this year is on pace to resettle 70,000 citizens, including a limit for the fiscal year of 2014 of 14,000 from Africa, with the State Department giving priority to Congolese refugees.

Since July, at least 1,900 Congolese refugees have been resettled within the U.S., according to statistics provided by the State Department.

A report from the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration shows 944 refugees were admitted from the Congo in July; 628 in August and 338 in September, for a total of 1,910 Congolese refugees.

The exact number of arrivals from the Congo for this month are not yet published. However, the total number of October arrivals so far from the region of Africa, according to the State Department, is 934, with most likely coming from the Congo.

The Congo has had its own outbreak of Ebola that started in late-July reportedly after a hunter brought home an infected bush animal carcass. Since then, 49 people have died in the Congo.

The latest confirmed case of Ebola was Oct. 4, leading experts to believe the disease may have been contained there. There is speculation the World Health Organization could declare the Ebola outbreak in the Congo over by the middle of November if no new cases are presented.

Asked for comment on the issue, State Department Spokesman Daniel Langenkamp referred WND to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Langenkamp stated the CDC’s Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch “has the delegated regulatory authority to oversee the quality of overseas medical exams required of immigrants and refugees coming to the United States.”

The CDC has not returned WND’s phone and email inquiries on the subject for the past two days.

WND asked the CDC’s media relations department whether the agency has taken any extra precautions before admitting Congolese refugees after the Ebola outbreak there, including by providing any specific antibody blood tests.

The CDC’s website explains all refugees admitted to the U.S. must undergo a basic medical examination.

The CDC mandates that all incoming refugees be given a complete blood count with a white blood cell differential, platelets count and a general urinalysis. Newborn infants are also given a metabolic screening, according to different state guidelines.
The CDC website documents the purpose of the blood test is usually to determine the existence of Anemia, a common finding in refugees. Those refugees found to be anaemic will be provided with treatment.

Diagnosing Ebola in an person who has been infected for only a few days is usually difficult, with some remaining asymptomatic for a small period of time.

Specific laboratory tests for Ebola-like antibodies can sometimes detect the disease after a few days of symptoms.

If the CDC is relying in part on a patient’s oral medical history to determine the presence of Ebola, there is concern a refugee, eager to arrive in the U.S., could provide an inaccurate health profile. The refugee can also take medication to reduce a fever prior to a physical examination.

Thomas Duncan, the Liberian who became the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., reportedly lied about his history of contact with Ebola when he filled out an airport questionnaire in Liberia before boarding a Brussels Airlines flight to Brussels and then a transfer flight to Washington and ultimately to Dallas/Fort Worth.

Congolese refugees are not the only Africans arriving to the U.S. from Ebola-plagues nations. Last week, the Daily Signal reported the U.S. was still providing visas from the three West African countries at the heart of the outbreak.

Meanwhile, according to the State Department’s most recent report to Congress on the U.S. resettlement program, refugee arrivals from Africa “are also strong and are on-pace to exceed our regional projection of 12,000 refugees.”

The report documents the U.S. has given priority to Congolese refugees, as the U.S. has joined the United Nations and international resettlement community in an effort to resettle 50,000 Congolese in coming years.

With additional research by Brenda J. Elliot