AIDS created in Western labs, Nobel laureate says.
Peace Prize recipient alleges conspiracy.
A Canadian AIDS group said yesterday it is unfortunate that the winner of the Nobel Peace Price, Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, had depicted the deadly virus as a biological weapon invented by the West to wipe out Africans.
After accepting her Nobel, Ms. Maathai repeated a conspiracy theory on the weekend that is not uncommon in Africa: that AIDS was produced in a Western laboratory as part of a plot against blacks. She made similar allegations in August.
Ms. Maathai kicked off her reign as the first African woman to become a Nobel laureate by telling reporters AIDS did not originate in monkeys, as some believe, but may instead have been 'created by a scientist for biological warfare.'
In August, she caused a furor in Kenya when she was quoted in the East African Standard as calling AIDS a biological weapon devised to destroy black people.
'AIDS is not a curse from God to Africans or the black people. It is a tool to control them designed by some evil-minded scientists,' she said.
In an interview with Time magazine published this week, she said she had 'no idea who created AIDS and whether it is a biological agent or not. But I do know things like that don't come from the moon. I have always thought that it is important to tell people the truth, but I guess there is some truth that must not be too exposed.'
Asked to elaborate, she responded: 'I'm referring to AIDS. I am sure people know where it came from. And I'm quite sure it did not come from the monkeys.
But, you can always fall back on your degree in... Communications! Oh, dear Lord!
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