Rejecting acts of mercy from Christian nations and Israel seems to be on the rise of late. Muslim clerics in Kenya recently claimed that condoms were the cause of AIDS. Receiving help from the kaffir puts Muslims in an uncomfortable position. It's a lot harder to claim superiority if you are relying on infidels for your health and well being.
Officials in northern Nigeria's most populuous state have said they are worried by a sharp rise in the number of cases of the paralysing disease poliomyelitis.
"In the last six months we have recorded 90 polio cases which is a radical shift from the same period in 2007 when we had zero cases," Kano health commissioner Aisha Isyaku Kiru told a gathering of health officials and donor agencies late Friday.
She linked the increase to a decline in polio immunisation as parents have become increasingly reluctant to take their children for routine immunisation.
"Events in the past few months in the journey towards polio eradication have been disheartening," Kano state governor Ibrahim Shekarau told the same gathering.
Kano has been the epicentre of the transmission of the crippling polio virus to other parts of the world since 2003 when the authorities suspended polio immunization for 13 months.
The suspension followed claims by radical muslim clerics and some medical doctors that the vaccine was laced with substances that could render girls infertile as part of a US-led western plot to depopulate Africa.