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Christian Pigs Must Die

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Egypt is slaughtering hogs to prevent a swine flu outbreak:

The cull was going ahead despite there being no cases of swine flu in Egypt. However, neighbouring Israel has two confirmed cases in humans.

"It is decided to slaughter all swine herds present in Egypt, starting from today," said Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali, according to Mena news agency.

Maybe the target is not a virus:

The pigs in Egypt, a largely Muslim country, are raised by the Coptic Christian community.

Hogs are not contributing to the speculated pandemic. The threat is human-to-human transmission. But Egypt’s government insists those pigs must die. Sure seems like a panic is being used to justify persecution a religious minority.