THIRD POST – OCTOBER 11, 2012 – LIBYAN TERRORIST LEADER BELHADJ HAS RARE FORM OF RABIES IN TURKEY
Mercury News Service Exclusive Report from Guvecci, Turkish-Occupied Syria. Elspeth Van Den Snoot, MNS Medical Investigative Team, reporting.
The Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdoghan has tried to keep this under wraps for over three months, but the medical community in Southern Turkey is abuzz with news of the possibility of a new and very contagious form of rabies carried now by none other than Libyan terrorist leader, Abdul-Hakim Bel-Hadj.
Portrayed as a freedom-fighting Islamist terrorist operative, BelHadj, seen in this photo, is taken to an infirmary in Antakya after bouts of frothing at the mouth and uncontrollable spasms of biting and urinating on human limbs. It starts with splotches on the upper head and reaches the brain through the sinuses.
Turkish surgeon and epidemiologist, Dr. Bulent Echeverria-Oglu of the Celebi Veterinarian Clinic, said that the condition was not acquired by Bel-Hadj in Turkey. Instead, it appears to be “inherited from the female side of the family, probably his mother”. His mother, El-Hadjeh Rabia Bint Al-Watwaat, was unavailable for comment due to a condition said by the spokesman for the family to be “TanbeeH”, or “barking”. He denied any problems with rabies.
Dr. Echeverria-Oglu added that Mr. Bel-Hadj’s rabies is of a very contagious type. Unlike the ordinary kind of zoonotic rabies, this one carried by Bel-Hadj can be transmitted to ordinary horseflies and “local goats” by merely spitting: a habit the doctor said was a constant problem with these North Africans . As he said, “What is incredible is that this type of rabies is communicated from North Africans, especially Barbary Apes, to anyone else!” We asked if there were others among the Libyans in Turkey who were infected. He posited that: “Yes, almost all the Islamist Jihadists had it in some form and that it was particularly communicable from unkempt beards and the like.” According to the good doctor, there is no cure for this kind of rabies.
Bel-Hadj’s maternal aunt, Sa’adana Bint Al-Watwaat, poses here on a balcony in Benghazi while waiting for her basket of bananas. Barbary Apes, macaca sylvanus, populate the Libyan Islamist units fighting the Syrian government.