After suffering years of attacks on its staff members in Somalia, the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders said that it would shut down all operations in the country after 22 years of working there.
If you thought religion had to do with this, you’re right – it did:
The news of the pullout adds to the growing number of setbacks that have undercut the Somali government’s narrative of a country on the upswing. A recent series of devastating attacks by the Shabab militant group, including a deadly assault on a United Nations compound, had already put those widely touted security gains into question.
As Hitch said so wisely, religion poisons everything!