Excerpts from things heard and seen (see image) at a conference (title: Risk of Shisha Use Severe) recently held at the United Arab Emirates University (4-8 January 2010)
Dr Rima Nakkash from the US-American University of Beirut: “Research by the World Health Organisation’s study group on tobacco product regulation conducted in 2005 found that one session of smoking a water pipe could be as dangerous as smoking up to 100 cigarettes".
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS CLAPTRAP FUNDED BY PUBLIC TAX MONEY
FIRST, THE WHO REPORT IS NOT A STUDY but a flawed review of carefully selected antismoking papers themselves full of scientific errors.
SECOND, IT IS A HUGE FRAUD. It is full of serious scientific errors. As an example (among many ones) its authors didn’t realize by that time that :
-the chemical composition (tar to start with) of shisha smoke is completely different from that from cigarette smoke
-temperatures are different in both cases by hundreds of degrees
-shisha smoking is not addictive,
EVIDENCE: in the OFFICIAL CRITIQUE OF THE WHO FLAWED REPORT
THIRD, 10 or 100 hundred times more smoke DOES NOT mean 10 or 100 times more “toxic” simply because shisha smoke is chemically completely different. Shisha smoke is mainly made up of GLYCEROL (biologically inactive, experts say) and DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE (a highly dangerous chemical as all honest scientists of the world know.
ROCKET SOCIOLOGY from US-University of Beirut!
Dr Rima Nakkash:
"This finding is disturbing, she said, because shisha is seen as fashionable and more acceptable than cigarettes among women”.
More on other aspects of Dr Rima Nakkash' prohibition campaigns :
Narghile, Sex and the US-American Univer-City of Beirut... Tobacco Control, Prostitution and the City of Bombay...Rocket sociology : Rima Nakkash and Joanna Khalil Went to the USA (November 2009) to reveal to the world why "“waterpipe”™ "" tobacco smoking" is ""so sexy""(sic !)
After being highly carcinogenous, it is now "so sexy". That's interesting...
A CALL TO ALL MUSLIMS OF THE WORLD
Remember our beloved Jesus Christ' words:
"Don't Be Afraid !"
Certainly, tobacco is not HALAL (licit)("kosher" for Jews). However, what is top HARAM (illicit)("Treif" for Jews) in Islam is junk science. This is because the Prophet of Islam said: Seek science from the cradle to the grave.
Therefore, true Muslims should reject all the junk science that says, as in the case of Dr Rima Nakkash from the US-American University of Beirut, citing a junk report from the World Health Organization (prepared by her colleagues of the same university… and the US-Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies …)(*), that:
"One shisha session = 10, 20, 100, 500, 900 cigarettes…”. Basta !
True Muslims should also reject cigarette junk science (particularly what you can read here and there about the so-called numerous cancers caused by passive smoking ("environmental tobacco smoke").
(*) Similarly, true Muslims should reject the junk "scientific" recommendations elaborated by the WHO "experts regarding junk vaccination and, particularly, the so-called "Swine Flu" "pandemic"). Not to mention the “Shisha and Swine Flu” scare !
Indeed, God considers junk science as Haram !
Certainly, tobacco is not mentioned in the Holy Quran as Italian experts have recently noted, stressing that “storicamente molti giuristi hanno considerato lecito il fumare” (through history, many jurists have considered that smoking is licit (Halal)). Tobacco smoking would be among “cose che provocano danno” (things that harm)(1-2) and there we stand. L’Italia è bella…
QUESTION: Since most of antismoking organizations' “science” on tobacco smoking is biased, politicised and flawed, in the name of what principle today’s US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand’s secular non-religious prohibitionists would push States (particularly in Muslim countries), to ban cigarette and shisha smoking in cafes and public parks ?
(1) Prevenzione dei danni da fumo di tabacco: un ruolo per l’islam? Tabaccologia 2007;1:20-21
(2) Holy Quran (II, 195; VII, 157).
Note: The US-Syrian anti-““Waterpipe””™ center was awarded a prize of excellent science by one institution in the United Arab Emirates. Is this a mere coincidence ?
And remember one important thing, folks ! If tobacco is neither Halal nor Haram, Honey is highly Halal (licit) !
“And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations. Then to eat of all the produce (of the Earth), and follow the ways of thy Lord made smooth. There issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colors, wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.” (Holy Quran, XVI, 68-69)
If the mixture "TOBACCO (neither Haram nor Halal) + HONEY (Halal)" is Halal or Haram is another moot question…
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