Al-Azhar Observatory utterly condemns the disgraceful Islamophobia that Muslim Medics face in the UK...

  • 13 September 2020
Al-Azhar Observatory utterly condemns the disgraceful Islamophobia that Muslim Medics face in the UK...

Al-Azhar Observatory utterly condemns the disgraceful Islamophobia that Muslim Medics face in the UK, and confirms:  “It is a heinous act offending those who sacrifice their souls to save human lives”
      Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism has been following up the findings of the survey that has recently been conducted by Huff Post Magazine in cooperation with the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) and which has unveiled that Muslim medics face disgraceful Islamophobia from their bosses and colleagues within the NHS. The survey, which examined the institutional Islamophobia that Muslim NHS health care staff experience at work, has revealed the disgraceful Islamophobia they face from their own patients, with taunts about being “terrorists” and being told “go back to your own country”. It has also found that some patients refuse to be treated by Muslim doctors at all and others stigmatize them with terrorism or even accusing of killing people.
80% of the survey’s respondents (100 Muslim medics) revealed that they have experienced Islamophobia or racism from patients in the NHS. For instance, Shehla Imtiaz-Umer, a GP in Derby, said that she experienced abuse from a patient during working a night shift; the patient did not want to talk to her and said: “Your religion is about killing people and mine is about saving lives”. She said: “I was also offended. I was a Muslim doctor working a night shift and my whole purpose for becoming a medic was to save and improve lives. My colleagues did not stand up for me”. 
Further, Iman Atta, director of Tell Mama, which supports victims of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate told Huff Post mag. that they regularly receive reports of incidents of Islamophobia from health workers. However, “Muslim NHS staff put themselves at stake on the front line; but in return, they are facing discrimination on an almost daily basis”. 
On its part, Al-Azhar Observatory strongly emphasizes that such acts are heinous and offending, warning meanwhile of the danger of discrimination based on religion that has proven to be on the rise in a number of Western countries. The Observatory also calls upon all the Western and European communities to show respect and reverence to all health services staff who sacrifices their souls to save human lives.

Print
Categories: Observatory News
Tags:

Please login or register to post comments.


 

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar offers condolences to Pope Tawadros and Christian brothers over the murder of the Archpriest, Arsanios Wadid
     His Eminence, The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Prof. Ahmed al-Tayeb extends his sincere condolences to Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, and to all Christian brothers over the murder of...
Saturday, 9 April, 2022
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Congratulates the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on...
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Congratulates the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the “Founding Day”      His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Prof. Ahmed Al-Taiyeb, extends his sincere congratulations to the...
Tuesday, 22 February, 2022
Glimpses on the Fatwa on Al-Kadd Wa Al-Sa’ayah
    Fatwa on Al-Kadd Wa Al-Sa‘ayah states that the person who takes part in developing the family’s wealth, such as the wife who mixes her wealth with that of her husband and the sons/daughters who trade with their father,...
Tuesday, 22 February, 2022
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Congratulates President Al-Sisi and Egyptian People on the Police Day and the Anniversary Of 25th January Revolution
     His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Prof. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, extends his sincere congratulations to His Excellency President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, the Ministry of Interior’s staff, leaders individuals, and the Egyptian...
Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
245678910Last

The Great Replacement Theory: Christchurch and Buffalo Shooting
From Christchurch in New Zealand to Buffalo in the USA: How Does the Great Replacement Theory influence Young White Superamicist?
Monday, 23 May, 2022
Ramadan; Month of Great Victories
       Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims abstain not only from eating, drinking and intimate relationship from dawn to sunset, but also from anything that displeases Allah (Glory...
Thursday, 21 April, 2022
Is Woman Oppressed in Islam?
     There is a widespread stereotype among many non-Muslims that Islam oppresses woman and deprives her of her basic rights. This line of thought is fed by wide media coverage and focus on some acts of injustice which women face...
Monday, 11 April, 2022
1345678910Last

A Reply to the Allegation that Killing Policemen and the Armed Forces Men is Jihad!!!
     The concept of Jihad in Islam has nothing to do with such allegation posed by those criminal terrorists. Jihad, in essence, communicates a true, spiritual meaning that cannot be understood by those criminal killers. It...
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
Dar al-Harb (Abode of War)
Their Allowance of Killing Non-Muslims in Non-Muslim Countries and Leaving Their Homelands as Abodes of War (Dar al-Harb) to join ISIS (To them) this is the Islamic homeland. This is similar to what is going on in European countries because of...
Friday, 11 August, 2017
12345