Islam’s inadvertent adverse effects on adherents

“…Those scriptures also imbue a hostility toward non-Muslims, which in turn generates an assumption that non-Muslims harbor a like hostility toward Muslims.

In modern times, this projection has created a susceptibility to conspiracy theories, which have had many practical consequences: For example, because only Muslims worry that anti-polio vaccinations secretly render their children infertile, polio has effectively become a Muslim-only scourge in 26 countries.”

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