Islamophobic orthodontist in Germany

This video, recorded in New Zealand, is called George Galloway says Islamophobia is racism against Muslims.

From The Local, Germany’s news in English:

Orthodontist refuses to treat teen named ‘Jihad’

Published: 5 Feb 10 14:10 CET

An orthodontist in the state of Baden-Württemberg has reportedly turned a 16-year-old boy out of her practice because she was offended by his name – “Cihad,” an alternate spelling for “Jihad,” which she interpreted to mean “holy war.”

The doctor in Donaueschingen told local daily Schwarzwälder Bote on Friday that she believed his name was a declaration of war against all non-Muslims and refused to treat him.

According to the paper, the boy’s parents were shocked, saying they had chosen the name simply because they liked it, and not for religious reasons.

Islamic scholars say the word “jihad” means “striving for God,” but it has been co-opted by Islamists for their purposes of “holy war,” the paper reported. …

The state medical association told the paper that the law does not require doctors to treat patients except in the case of an emergency. But the organisation also called a treatment refusal based on a first name “unusual.”

“Jihad” is a very common name for both boys and girls. It has nothing to do with Al-Qaeda or anything. Just like, maybe atheist, parents give their children names like “Christian”, “Christine”, or Christian saints’ names (like George, after Saint George, a soldier according to legend), in itself has nothing to do with Christian fundamentalism.

France: As the Sarkozy administration has launched yet another attack on those Islamic sartorial proclivities, on the usual twin grounds that the ‘veil’ constitutes an abridgement of womens’ rights and signifies an Islamist challenge to fundamental French republican values, the N[ouveau] P[arti] A[nticapitaliste] has answered with its own ‘veiled’ candidate for upcoming regional elections: here.

The first person to be found guilty of “Islamist terror” charges in Scotland has been freed amid jubilant scenes outside the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh: here.

Islamophobia in the USA here.

1 thought on “Islamophobic orthodontist in Germany

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