UN kept Ebola risk secret in order not to anger Muslims, running great risk of world wide spread of deadly disease

…WHO has acknowledged acting too slowly to control the Ebola epidemic. In its defense, the agency says the virus’ spread was unprecedented and blames factors including lack of resources and intelligence from the field.

Internal documents obtained by AP, however, show WHO’s top leaders were informed of how dire the situation was.

But they held off on declaring an emergency in part because it could have angered the countries involved, interfered with their mining interests or restricted the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in October”…