04 February 2008

Thanks For the Infection; Praise Allah!

I guess in many Islamic cultures, there is no word for "hygiene."
Muslim medical students are refusing to obey hygiene rules brought in to stop the spread of deadly superbugs, because they say it is against their religion.
That whole 'clean health environment' thing is really just a ploy to opress Islam ya know.
Women training in several hospitals in England have raised objections to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands, because it is regarded as immodest in Islam.

Universities and NHS trusts fear many more will refuse to co-operate with new Department of Health guidance, introduced this month, which stipulates that all doctors must be "bare below the elbow." The measure is deemed necessary to stop the spread of infections such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile, which have killed hundreds.
What's the big deal of a few more hundred people die, I mean, we're talking Islam here. At least one MP is not afraid to be painted as a Great Satan (as he surely will be soon):
Dr Charles Tannock, a Conservative MEP and former hospital consultant, said: "These students are being trained using taxpayers' money and they have a duty of care to their patients not to put their health at risk. "Perhaps these women should not be choosing medicine as a career if they feel unable to abide by the guidelines that everyone else has to follow."
I guess when you live in the West, it's your lot in live to abandon what you know, one thing at a time, in order for others to be happy by avoiding assimilation in all it's forms.


flamer said...

Hey, I think it was your own European ancestors that caused the great plague because hygiene was unbecoming of a christian...

True story, look it up.

OctaneBoy said...

Maybe, but we seem to have moved on. It's now 2008 and some cultures are still throwing virgins in the volcano.

Plus, find me a Christian doctor that doesn't scrub in on the Sabbath, and I'll call him a backward caveman, too.

My people . . . YOUR people soak fish in lye and then eat it. So there.

flammar said...

Mmmm.... lye.....