Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fascist secularism gone wild : Unprofessional French Gynaecologists

Amid all the condenscending anti-veil rubbish and racist attacks on Europe's Muslims, the French National College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians issued a public declaration, "rejecting any moves to undermine the principle that public hospitals are part of a secular state, in which patients must accept being examined by a doctor of the opposite sex." This "declaration" came after reports thats a Muslim assaulted a gynaecologist after his wife suffered childbirth complications. Details as usual(we're talking about a Murdoch rag here), are sketchy. Notice how its implied that religion had some role in the altercation, and how this incident is being used to justify violating the rights of female patients by not honoring a common request.
Let me share a few details of how the patient-physician relationship works. For starters the patient is the boss, they have every right to raise concerns about anything, including the right to be examined by a member of the same sex. I've had a few of such requests from female patients, and each and every one was a non-Muslim. So theres nothing odd or uniquely Islamic about it. I didnt take it personally, and as expected of a professional complied with the wishes of the patient. And guess what? Thats the basis of a solid patient-physician relationship. Its not about you, but the patient. You dont get to pick who you want to treat!
Instead what we have here are narcisstic French prima donnas trying to stir the pot of anti-Muslim hatred which has become the standard of mindless fascist secularism run amok in Europe these days. What sort of health care professional behaves like this? A throughly unprofessional one, and if any of these idiots pulled such antics here, they would be suspended and their medical licenses revoked, and rightly so. But ofcourse this has nothing to do with medicine, but with a former colonial power trying to get its kicks by attacking religious and racial minorities in its own backyard. Who in their right mind would want to be "integrated" and "assimilated" into a "culture" like this? I wouldnt. I'd argue that by making life harder for Muslims going about their day to day business, the French and their imitators( 2 third rate former colonies come to mind) are infact going to politisize them and fuel lasting ill will towards the state. My advice to Muslimahs going into the medical field would be to strongly consider going into OBGYN, there are many woman who have no time for the politcs of exclusion and are in need of your care.


AngryMutawah said...

The problem with the French and Europeans in general is that they have not relinquished their fascist and xenophobic mentality. The French are not authority in medicine. Long ago they were a superpower but now nothing more than a shadow of their former selves. It is unethical and immoral for a physician to deny medical treatment based on political agendas whether they be covert or overt. Europe has long ways to go before reaching the healthcare standard enjoyed in the United States. The old saying holds true till this day which states, "The Customer Is Always Right". This is only another attempt by the former European powers to assert some control in what they perceive as foreign population expansion in Europe. I would like to see the French take similar measures against their Jewish population, which they had in the past when cooperating with the Nazis. Of course, the bully is only strong against who they perceive as weak, mainly hijabi muslim women.

Babak said...

One question. Is the French National College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians going to insist that rape victims are seen by doctors of the opposite sex?

thabet said...

The Daily Telegraph is not a Murdoch paper. It was owned by Conrad Black and was acquired by the Barclay brothers in 2004/05.


Neo said...

salaam aleikum

not sure where to add this suggestion on your blog, but many times these pro-regressives go out of their way to attack women and hijab. What they conveniently leave out is what happens to women who are "liberated" by U.S. troops. This article from another blog highlights the treatment of one woman under U.S. occupation in Iraq vs. the treatment of Yvonne Ridley and Jill Carrol:


I hightlighted this because opportunistic garbage like Manji, Normani, et al have a deafening silence on this issue.