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'Israeli melons have AIDS'[Latest Saudi Hysteria]
YNet ^ | April 13, 2007 | Roee Nahmias

Posted on 04/15/2007 1:52:35 AM PDT by Alouette

Text message spreading through Saudi Arabia claiming melons entering the kingdom from Israel are infected with AIDS causes frenzy. Officials deny rumors

Roee Nahmias Published: 04.13.07, 16:14 / Israel News

"Beware of Israeli melons infected with AIDS arriving in Saudi Arabia!" is the latest rumor being spread throughout Saudi Arabia like a wildfire.

An SMS message being sent around the country this week said, "The Saudi Interior Ministry warns its citizens of a truck loaded with AIDS infected melons that Israel brought into the country via a 'ground corridor.'"

The Interior Minister's spokesman General Mansour al Turki responded to news of the message and made it clear to a-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper that the Ministry "did not issue any such announcement. This is just a rumor."

This is not the first rumor to spread through the country recently. Just last month another rumor had it that sweets containing carcinogenic flour were being sold in many stores.

Al Turki urged the public to ignore such passing rumors, and said that the authorities were doing everything in their power to ensure the citizens' wellbeing.

Head of the center for chemicals and toxins in Mecca, Dr Ahmad Elias also stressed that there was no truth to these rumors.

"The center is the first official body that would receive such information, if it were true, in order to investigate and inform the relevant bodies to take the necessary steps," said Elias.

"The HIV virus cannot survive in any temperature other than that of the human body, which cannot be reached in fruits," he explained.

The rumor, despite being denied several times, has gained so much steam in the Arab world that it made it to the front page of one of the most important Arabic language newspapers.

Many received an SMS supposedly from the Saudi Interior Ministry saying, "Please forward quickly."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Israel
KEYWORDS: aids; israel; melons; saudi

1 posted on 04/15/2007 1:52:38 AM PDT by Alouette
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WARNING: This is a high-volume ping list.


2 posted on 04/15/2007 1:54:47 AM PDT by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Alouette

How cute! The barbarians just figured text message-spamming.


3 posted on 04/15/2007 2:04:44 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Alouette

Morons.


4 posted on 04/15/2007 2:04:51 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Alouette
"The HIV virus cannot survive in any temperature other than that of the human body, which cannot be reached in fruits"

Well.....
5 posted on 04/15/2007 2:11:27 AM PDT by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: Alouette

We will all one day drown in a tidal wave of idiocy.


6 posted on 04/15/2007 2:14:19 AM PDT by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Alouette; martin_fierro; aculeus; dighton; Lijahsbubbe; Yehuda
Text message spreading through Saudi Arabia claiming melons entering the kingdom from Israel are infected with AIDS

No respect at all!


7 posted on 04/15/2007 2:25:15 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Alouette
This is hilarious. Has anyone here ever heard of the "Arab rules of sex?"

The Arab Rules of Sex

For fun: a boy.

For children: a woman.

But for shear pleasure: A MELON

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!

8 posted on 04/15/2007 2:32:11 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The Drive-By Media is attempting to Cronkite the Iraq war.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

BuHuHaHa!

I do not want to know where those guys insert melons that they think of getting infected. It must be really a fundamental experience.

Their almighty allah probably says: “Holy shi*!”


9 posted on 04/15/2007 2:44:58 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (In varietate concordia!)
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To: Alouette
They make a great accompaniment to the matzos made from the blood of Christian and Islamic children, don’cha know.
10 posted on 04/15/2007 2:49:43 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Alouette

CIA, are you listening? The fertile grounds of ignorance present limitless opportunities — without firing a shot.


11 posted on 04/15/2007 2:53:09 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: browardchad
CIA, are you listening? The fertile grounds of ignorance present limitless opportunities — without firing a shot.

Are you suggesting goats have aids ?

12 posted on 04/15/2007 3:23:13 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Zeroisanumber

That’s muslim idiocy, infidel.


13 posted on 04/15/2007 5:05:37 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Alouette

I just have to laugh for someone who even failed to study BIO 101.


14 posted on 04/15/2007 6:20:56 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: Jeff Chandler; Alouette; 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; ...
HIV a big ... but hidden ... problem in the KSA. Sex tourism to Asia and elsewhere have infected many, then it spreads to their wives, who are not told the nature of their problem. Great deal of illiterate hysteria around the topic.

During my time as a Saudi "Guest-Worker", a doctor of my acquaintance, a "nominal" Muslim from India, was being hassled by the religious police (mutawiyah --"mutts" for short) for non-compliance with prayer rules in his hospital. When it got really obnoxious, he merely asked the local nut-jobs to come in for HIV testing. Never heard from them again.

BTW, non-Muslims working in KSA are apt to be proseltyzed quite energetically, but not impolitely. However, 5 times a day, it's wise to keep a very low profile during prayer time. Christian services are held by military chaplains, but clandestinely and in consular or other secure locations.

There is on Saudi TV a rather well-produced English-language program about Islam and Quran. While well done, it would do nothing to allay anyone's fears about the basically scary nature of the ROP!

15 posted on 04/15/2007 6:28:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Hillary: A sociopath's enabler in the White House?)
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To: Alouette

No need to worry. Iran has the cure for AIDS!


16 posted on 04/15/2007 7:29:47 AM PDT by Albert Barr
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To: Zeroisanumber
We will all one day drown in a tidal wave of idiocy.

The wave is already arriving and rising. It's up to our waist at this point in time.

17 posted on 04/15/2007 7:54:21 AM PDT by SteamShovel (Don't be so open-minded your brains fall out.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge
"I do not want to know where those guys insert melons that they think of getting infected. It must be really a fundamental experience."
Why, you already know, In their fundaments, of course.
18 posted on 04/15/2007 11:17:40 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: Thinkin' Gal

“”The HIV virus cannot survive in any temperature other than that of the human body, which cannot be reached in fruits,” he explained.”


19 posted on 04/15/2007 1:04:09 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: SteamShovel

Idiocracy.

Rent it today on DVD.


20 posted on 04/15/2007 5:57:35 PM PDT by Chewbacca (I reject your reality and substitute my own.)
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To: Alouette

The melons may have AIDS but you have to have anal sex with them to catch it.


21 posted on 04/15/2007 6:02:09 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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