Imams lead change in attitudes towards mental illness
Nir Cohen
Published: 18.11.10, 07:51
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1. I agree, Israeli arabs are mentally ill or they wouldn't be
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (11.18.10)
2. #1 congratulations, you are an idiot
even by ,   American standards   (11.19.10)
3. more arabs are mentally ill than you might think
Potash Katiftof ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (11.19.10)
Aside from the obvious pun of calling all arabs retarded, it is a true problem in their society caused by many cousin marriages. I think it is very encouraging to see that they are taking care of such people.
4. refreshing to see imams doing..
Rami of Nazareth ,   Israel   (11.19.10)
something positive as opposed to inciting for violence.
5. so-called "triangle" ???
Rai of Nazareth ,   Israel   (11.19.10)
it's a common term used to refer to Wadi Ara region. Been used since the country was establish and is used in hebrew as well "Mishulash". Ignorant of the writied to question it...
6. 3 Potash Katiftof, Tel Aviv, Israel: Good point. My oldest
Rivkah   (11.21.10)
sister was born with mental illness issues and that could be attributed to her parents being first cousins. After that became apparent before her first birthday, surrogate Daddies were used (sperm donors) for the other children.
7. were allah and muhammad notified ?
jo   (11.21.10)
Finally, the mentally ill has decided to help and support the rest of their mentally ill. Bad idea to ask imams to spearhead the change, as they are too busy to incite their mentally ill to curse and / or kill Jews, christians, and other celebrities.
8. hahahaha he will try to get the devil out of them
ghostq   (11.21.10)
but it won't do anygood.
9. you have to be mental to be a muslim!!!
Anna M Sedda ,   Italy   (11.22.10)
of course they support mental people,they can always use that excuse for killing people for Islam!!!!! ah ah ah....muslim imams are funny..
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (11.22.10)
Let's hope that this is a sign of the times and an indication of future peaceful co-existence. I do applaud these Imams,but cannot help thinking that it shows the wonders that exposure to a progressive society can perform. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
11. Re: So-called Rai questioning so-called writer
Mikey ,   SomeWhere OverHere   (11.23.10)
What's the big deal about the writer of the article using the phrase the "so-called" when he refers to the Wadi Ara "triangle"-- as you perceptively stated the meshulash is referred to that way--so it is so-called! The writer is not doubting its existence. Don't pick a fight over nothing!
12. Mentally ill ?
Erudite ,   Australia   (11.25.10)
year after year decade after decade century after century for thousands of years Arab culture promoted marriage between close relatives for control of dowries. Islam is a result of a mentally ill pedophile 1400 years ago followed today by arabs who are descendents of a continuous line of decreased gene pool. Do the maths. It only gets worse.
13. #9
J ,   ISR   (11.27.10)
while mulsim imams may be funny...hostorically, muslims were actually the first to treat the mentally ill...while europeans used to cast the mentally ill down to the bottom of a well and tie them up to a chain, muslims used to place them in gardens where there were trees/flower/fruits and water to help them should look this up sometime.
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