Some Muslim physicians in our area, want the public to know they are angry and saddened by the possible terrorist plot, in the United Kingdom, which possibly includes Muslim medical professionals.
Dr. Khaled Hamid a CAIR board. Member says, “We are part of the society, to stay and are not a threat.” [more]
Muslim doctors here condemn UK attacks
Source: Kim Bell, St Louis Post-Dispatch
Muslim doctors here say they are trying to be more vocal in denouncing terrorism. They condemned the “crazies” who are “misguided” and did those acts.
“If we keep quiet, we become kind of a silent supporter of that, although we are not,” said Dr. Ghazala Hayat, a professor of neurology at St. Louis University. “This is actually sickening and shocking to doctors, that this would happen.”. . .
On Friday, about 20 Muslim doctors who practice medicine in the St. Louis area gathered for a news conference in the lecture hall at the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, 517 Weidman Road. The turnout represented about 10 percent of the 200 or so local Muslim doctors.
“I just hope to appeal to the general public, not to develop into a mob tendency, having received these messages from abroad,” said Dr. Noor Ahmed, a plastic surgeon.
Ahmed is president of the St. Louis chapter of the Islamic Medical Association of North America. If the public is fearful or distrustful of all Muslim physicians, the terrorists will have won, Ahmed said. [more]