US Mosques Lead Swine Flu Campaign

May 2, 2009

Author: Muhammed Qasim

Source: Islam Online

American Muslims are leaving no stone unturned in increasing their community's awareness about the swine flu virus that has been registered in several America states and is spreading globally.

"I think when we are facing challenges such as the health challenge of a pandemic, swine flu, that can become a very serious problem, we need to first brace ourselves and recognize [the problem]," Dr. Esam S. Omeish, a surgeon by profession, old

Omeish, also the imam of Dar Al-Hijra Islamic Center, devoted his Friday sermon mainly to talk about pandemics.

"We have to make sure that all preventions are in place to contain the disease if there is any outbreak," he said.

"We need to make sure the treatment of those who are affected.["]

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