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Iraqs epidemic of mental illness
Al Monitor ^ | May 29, 2014 | Omar al-Jaffal

Posted on 06/15/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

According to statistics from Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization, Iraq has become home to psychological illnesses that are getting worse due to the escalation of unresolved security and political issues. However, there are other reasons behind the spread of these illnesses in Iraq, including society itself.

Statistics released by Doctors Without Borders in 2006 showed 18.6% of Iraqis afflicted by psychological illnesses.

Despite the growing numbers of psychological illnesses in Iraq, there are only three psychiatric hospitals, Al-Rashad and Ibn Rushd in Baghdad, and Suz Hospital in Sulaimaniyah.

(Excerpt) Read more at al-monitor.com ...


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1 posted on 06/15/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Islam is a mental disease...

who to kill, who to enslave, who to rape...


2 posted on 06/15/2014 2:44:49 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Citizen Zed

Considering all the marrying of close relatives in Islam, it explains a lot.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 2:46:10 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: 2banana

Islam is a mental disease...

who to kill, who to enslave, who to rape...

Well, since that would be everyone in the world,
there isn’t anything out of the norm...right?


4 posted on 06/15/2014 2:47:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Not at all surprising, given the instability of the government and the repressive brutality sanctioned by their Koran. I have read that many tribalists do not venture far away from the areas they grew up in, meaning it is common to be somewhat a blood relation of your spouse. I don’t know how true this is.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 2:51:25 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Citizen Zed

From the article...

“International organizations maybe seeing some Iraqi customs, traditions and behaviors as mental illness.”

Do ya think?? (Although if I lived in that culture I would certainly become certifiable pdq.)

I read an article some years ago that had Arab citizens describing other Arab countries. Most sounded like..”Ahh, those crazy Iraqis.” Like one would speak of a kooky cousin.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 2:53:56 PM PDT by berdie
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To: lee martell

First-cousin marriages (generation after generation ...) are the norm in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and some other parts of the world. This is the case whether the people are Moslem or not. (Egypt and Ethiopia have significant Christian populations.) It’s about keeping control of property in the hands of the clan leaders, and the health results are ghastly.

One American doctor in Saudi Arabia called the Saudi royal family “an irreproducible laboratory of genetic defects.”


7 posted on 06/15/2014 2:54:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: Citizen Zed

so they are like democrats only with a smaller percentage of mental illness


8 posted on 06/15/2014 2:54:49 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Citizen Zed

They abuse their children physically, emotionally, and sexually. This turns them into angry savages. They teach the kids that anger is always the best reaction to everything.

Then they teach them garbage that guarantees they will not be able to earn a living.

Plus their “culture” has absolutely nothing interesting, artistic, cultured, or humorous.

Plus their “value system” is 100% opposed to human nature.

THAT is their mental illness, in a nutshell.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 2:55:05 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Citizen Zed

A number of them are treated in US mental health system. As a matter of fact one would be shocked to see all the Iraqis Somalis and other Islamics that are using the system.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 2:56:05 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Citizen Zed

cousin marriage

multiple times over the centuries


11 posted on 06/15/2014 2:56:45 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: 2banana

Exactly...”psychological illnesses that are getting worse due to the escalation of unresolved security and political issues. “...the eternal situation of a war mongering cult otherwise known as Islam.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:06:49 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Citizen Zed

The article said ... “Although Samer Abdul Ali, a taxi driver, believes that all Iraqis are suffering from mental illnesses, he refuses to go to a psychologist as he thinks that all doctors are also ill and in need of treatment.”

I think that applies in the USA, too — everyone is mentally unbalanced these days, along with the doctors who treat them ... LOL ...

( ... some people just cover it up better than others ... )


13 posted on 06/15/2014 3:12:09 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RockyTx

“Fatima, I told you to marry your cousin Abdul.”

“But daddy! I did marry my cousin Abdul!”

“Not that Abdul! Your other cousin Abdul! Stoopid cow!”


14 posted on 06/15/2014 3:15:33 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Citizen Zed

How can schizophrenia be increasing in a population due to its security situation?

An Arab man and wife from another country visited Iraq and formed the opinion that the current system of separating the sexes and leaving large portions of the adult population unable to date or even see a woman (burqa) has resulted in mental illness.

The man left his wife in an aisle of a grocery store while checking two aisles over for a specific item. During that time, lecherous men walked by her hissing threatening comments about raping her, each time they passed by they were closer to her. Just for standing there! Her husband explained that this separation of sexes is so extreme that young men grow up without hope of ever having a wife (because they are too poor) and therefore, sex. Hence all the warping and raping justification and the way that the sight of a female tourist is “too much” for their warped minds.

This content was included in an article about Korean newlyweds who were visiting Iraq on their honeymoon(!!!). The Iraqi taxi driver said the rear tire was stuck in a rut and asked the husband to get out and push. When he got out of the car, the taxi driver sped off and the groom never saw his bride again. Unfortunately, this jackal probably drove her out to a remote village where she was gang raped until dead. This wasn’t known as fact, but was frankly the most likely outcome given that culture and the circumstances, particularly since she was an infidel.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 3:22:17 PM PDT by ransomnote
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Korean newlyweds who were visiting Iraq on their honeymoon

Honestly, that's hard to believe. They were specialists in Hittite ruins or something?

16 posted on 06/15/2014 3:25:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: Citizen Zed

...18.6% of Iraqis afflicted by psychological illnesses.

^^^
Mohammedanism is a psychological illness.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 4:45:35 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: I want the USA back

In other words, Islam.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 5:22:23 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Tax-chick

I went looking for the article (It’s years old by now) and was surprised to find this about taxi rapes in England. It’s a year old but I think I missed it when it came out:
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/soeren-kern/the-uks-taxi-rape-epidemic/


19 posted on 06/15/2014 6:53:40 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: 2banana

ISLAM. the religion of the criminally insane.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 7:17:39 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: ransomnote

I remember it, because my mother and my daughters were going to England at the time. It wasn’t broad daylight, alert women. It was vulnerable women - drunk or drugged - late at night.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 7:23:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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