February 06, 2013

The age of enlightenment

Smart people over there — from the International Business Times:

Women's Unclean Breasts Cause Diarrhoea, Says Egypt Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
The inability of women in rural Egypt to clean their breasts is causing a diarrhoea epidemic, according to the country's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil.

Qandil was speaking about the spate of recent epidemics in Egypt's rural communities. During the address, he said he had witnessed children suffering from diarrhoea immediately after they have been breastfed because their mothers were unable to clean themselves probably.

He added that many women in rural Egypt don't even bother to clean their breasts at all before feeding their toddlers.

Qandil made his remarks during an address at a cabinet meeting. Women members present were noticeably uncomfortable as Qandil made the comments.

Qandil previously caused widespread anger by offering a bizarre solution to Egypt's power crisis. He urged the Egyptians to wear cotton clothes and gather in a single room to conserve power.

Emphasis mine — the guy is a total moron and yet, he is Egypt's Prime Minister. Even a fast-acting disease like cholera still has a couple hours to five day incubation period — the contamination vector is feces, not a mothers skin.

And these are the people that Obama is giving Abrams tanks and F-16 jet fighters to…

Posted by DaveH at February 6, 2013 11:43 AM
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