When someone hears the words ‘human experimentation’ it is automatically, almost instinctively, rejected as being ideas of lunatics who delve in the fringes of society. Feeding off their wild speculations and conspiracies from fantastical fiction stories. The fact of the matter is, truth is never far from stories which sound bizarre at first sight. In human history truth has many times been shoved to the boundaries of it being ‘insane stories of madmen’. From religious persons to ideologists and scientists, all have fared somewhat to the relentless accusations of being called a ‘lunatic’. To cut straight to the point, never be quick to dismiss any idea or notion that appears to be, at first sight, strange, unrealistic and simply put, untrue.
Below is a long list of Human experimentation done by the government of the United States of America. The country which champions itself on human rights, human dignity and freedom of expression. It is hard to believe any of this actually occurred, something which seems straight out the movie studios of Hollywood. But, unfortunately, everything from the list is 100% true. A simple Google search will bring up a whole host of results.
1932, Tuskegee Syphili Study begins: Two hundred black men diagnosed with syphilis are never told of their illness, are denied treatment, and instead are used as human guinea pigs. Treatment is withheld from them so that American researchers could study how painfully and horribly these men would die.They all subsequently die from syphilis.
1935, The Pellagra incident. After millions of people die from pellagra over a span of two decades, the US public health service finally acts to stem the disease. The director of the agency admits it had known for at least twenty years (20 years) that pellagra is caused by a niacin deficiency but failed to act since most of the deaths occurred within the poverty-stricken black populations.
1940, Chicago. Four hundred prisoners are intentionally sickened (infected) with malaria to study the effects of new and experimental drugs could be evaluated. Nazi doctors later on trial at the Nuremberg cite this American study to defend themselves. It was this very experiment that the Nazis used later to justify their own atrocities during the holocaust.
1945, Project paperclip is initiated. The US state department, Army intelligence, and the CIA recruit Nazi scientists and offer them immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top-secret government projects.
1947, The CIA begins its study of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) as a potential weapon. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are used with and without their knowledge.
1950, In an experiment to decide how susceptible an american city would be to biological attack, the US navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Francisco. Many residents become ill with pneumonia like symptoms.
1956, The US military releases mosquitoes infected with yellow fever over Savannah, Georgia, and Avon Park, Florida. following each test, army agents posing as public health officials test victims for effects.
1965, Prisoners at the Holmesbury state prison in Philadelphia are subjected to dioxin, the highly toxic chemical component of agent orange used in Vietnam. the men are later studies for developments of cancer.
1966, US Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million civilians are exposed when army scientists drop light bulbs filled with the bacteria onto ventilation grates.
1990, More than 1,500 six-month-old black and Hispanic babies in Los Angeles are given an “experimental” measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United States. Center for Disaster Control the CDC later admits that parents were never informed that the vaccine being injected into their children was experimental.
1994, Senator John D Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at least fifty years the Department of Defense has used hundreds off thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances.
1995, The US government admits that it had offered Japanese war criminals and scientists who had performed human medical experiments salaries and immunity from prosecution in exchange for data on biological warfare research.
1995, DR Garth Nicholson uncovers evidence that the biological agents used during the gulf war had been manufactured in Houston, Texas, and Boca Raton, Florida, and tested on prisoners in the Texas department of corrections.
1996, The department of Defense admits that the desert storm soldiers were exposed to chemical agents.
1997, Eighty-eight members of Congress sign a letter demanding an investigation into bio weapons use in the gulf war.
To end, generally we as people have largely moved from seeking resolve and comfort in Allah (god) to man-made substances. Any illnesses which befall us we are quick to seek medical drugs to abate our pain and suffering, but not seek the solution to our problems. Many times as research has shown, and from the list above, more drug in your system just adds fuel to the fire as it were. Increasing the pain and suffering, and making us more dependent on drugs. We have reached such critical stage that we will blindly use any medicine when instructed by our doctors. Not bothering to take time understanding the effects and harms of a drug. I am not suggesting we do not seek medical advice from doctors. That would be wrong, as the pious and even the Prophet (sallahu alihi wa sallam) sought medical attention when it was required. But, that was after having exhausted divine routes to cure and good health. In our case, we have turned the tables around, we go to the doctors first, then if that fails, only then do we turn to Allah. When the prophetic sunnah was the other way round, seek the help of Allah first and then seek the help of creation. The best solution for protection against diseases both spiritual and physical is by applying the prophetic medicines which was given to us. These are none other than the prophetic duas, or more commonly known as the Masnoon Adkars.
When a select number of duas specifically chosen by the prophet (sallahu alihi wa sallam), are recited morning and evening, after fajr and magrib prayers, with conviction, InshaAllah our lives will be for the better.
As we are living in the days of great fitna from both the religious and secular institutions, our faith in God and all things religious is dwindling ever further into the valley of abyss; resulting in the loss of firm beliefs in matters of the unseen and Allah.