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Backchannels Mass hysteria blamed for Afghan schoolgirl 'poisoning,' not the Taliban

The Afghan school girl 'poisonings' bear a striking resemblance to past cases of mass hysteria, particularly one in Palestine in 1983.

Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

The Taliban have been poisoning scores of Afghan schoolgirls for attending school, right? Wrong – at least that’s the position of the World Health Organization.

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