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‘Poisonous’ holy water sold in UK

Posted by doctore0 on May 6, 2011

Believers and their money…

Holy water maker

Holy drinking water contaminated with arsenic is being sold illegally to Muslims by UK shops, the BBC has found.

Zam Zam water is taken from a well in Mecca and is considered sacred to Muslims, but samples from the source suggested it held dangerous chemicals.

Tourists can bring back small amounts from Saudi Arabia, but it cannot be exported for commercial use.

An undercover researcher found large quantities of bottles being sold in east and south London, and in Luton.

The president of the Association of Public Analysts said he would “certainly would not recommend” drinking it.
‘Poisonous’ drink

A BBC investigation discovered Zam Zam water was being sold by Muslim bookshops in Wandsworth, south-west London, and Upton Park, east London, as well as in Luton, Bedfordshire.

“The water is poisonous, particularly because of the high levels of arsenic, which is a carcinogen,” said Dr Duncan Campbell, president of the Association of Public Analysts.
Pilgrims gathering in Mecca The water has a special significance for many of those who go on pilgrimages to the city of Mecca

“The limits set in drinking water are set there for very good reason.

“Once the water gets above that limit, it’s not safe.”
Continues + video

Not the first time, and not the last… Faith-heads are so gullible; Here check out some Christians and their magic goo
Over 200 poisoned with ‘holy water’ from wells

4 Responses to “‘Poisonous’ holy water sold in UK”

  1. Dave said

    Doc, you really could use a filter or two on your site. Nigeria might be a good starting point. Har! 🙂


  2. rishi said

    fuck u


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