Monday, May 18, 2009

Low intensity warfare

That's what Laban Tall calls it. First up the Manchester dentist facing the GDC (for a second time) - this time for trying enforce sharia dentistry:

A MUSLIM dentist recommended women wore traditional religious headscarves in his surgery to make him feel more comfortable, a misconduct hearing was told.

Omer Butt, 32, had a box of spare veils in his Bury practice and put signs up requesting Muslims to wear them, the General Dental Council heard.


How long do you think I would last asking patients if they had fulfilled their Easter duties?

Then there's a doctor in Leeds who can't see patients on a Friday:

Doctor Musarrat Syed-Shah, 31, is alleging religious discrimination and victimisation against four partners from the North Leeds Medical Practice after her partnership agreement was terminated on August 8 last year.

The employment tribunal in Leeds heard that Dr Syed-Shah claims the other doctors were "unhappy" about her attending the weekly prayers.


Sorry, but it doesn't wash. As a junior doctor, if I was on call for medicine over a weekend it would have been impossible at times to hear Mass. Sometimes I was lucky to work in hospitals where there was a chapel where Mass was said (or at the very least I could receive communion on the wards when it was brought round for sick patients). Care of the sick comes first. I suspect there more to the case than meets the eye.

Sauce for the goose, my friends....

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ttony said...

Is goose halal?

6:03 PM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

The woman doctor is just being provocative. In any event, Islam doesn't even require women to visit a mosque to pray on Friday. Moreover, lots of mosques in the UK have no prayer space for women.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

A Mohammedan being provacative? Surely not.

9:39 PM  

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