Thursday, July 05, 2007

Muslim Doctors with Jihadist Malignancy

(You can read Cox & Forkum's related commentary and links HERE.)

Some folks are outraged that doctors could participate in such a plot. Doesn't it violate the Hippocratic Oath doctors are sworn to? Filip van Laenen at the Brussels Journal takes a look at the history of doctors in conflict with the Hippocratic Oath. The actions of the Muslim doctors shouldn't be surprising, if you understand that we are in a war right now, whether we want to be or not:

Hippocratic Oath and a Lot of Hypocrisy
[...] That so many people are puzzled by the fact that many of the suspects were physicians who had sworn to harm no-one says more about the people who are puzzled than the suspects. It seems that some people still don't understand, even after 11 September 2001 in New York, 11 March 2004 in Madrid and 7 July 2005 in London. There is a war going on, and contrary to what some people in the media want us to believe, it was not the West that started it. In fact, being a physician is just an easy ticket in if you want to enter the United Kingdom. The following quote from The Sun sums it up quite well:
It was a perfect cover. Who could possibly suspect a doctor of wanting to inflict death and injury on innocent people?
My guess: the Israeli's could,and probably would too. Actually, it's a lesson they learned years ago, and maybe we should start learning from them instead of blaming them for almost everything that's going wrong in the Middle East. [...]

Read the whole article for examples of doctors in conflict with their oath in times of war... and even outside of war. It's a short article with some good links. It's also an excellent reality check for us all.

Related Links:

‘Those who cure you will kill you’

'Spooky' website calls doctors to jihad


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