More than 14 centuries after Islam prohibited the consumption of pork, pigs are once again making headlines across the Arab world – this time in the form of tweets.
Roba Al Assi from Jordan is shocked with people’s reactions towards the disease:
aaalana, from Aleppo, Syria, is excited the disease has not been detected in that country:
Meanwhile, Lebanese habibh sees the disease as a blessing in disguise, hoping it would curb some traditions, like the exchange of kisses when greeting people:
Still in Lebanon, QifaNabki brushes off swine flu as a smaller concern, noting:
And this post will not be complete, if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not dragged into the matter. NewsatEleven jokes:
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