In two stories from the UK today we see the toxicity of extremist P.C. behavior carried to its bizarre limits . By coincidence, they both involve hospital behavior…umm, inhospitable behavior:
According to The Manchester Evening News:
A hospital porter has been sacked after a row over a crucifix being covered up in a prayer room used by Muslims.
Joseph Protano, 54, was suspended four days after the incident last month at a children’s hospital – and has since been dismissed.
It seems that this miscreant, who was interrogated by the police for four hours on suspicion of the crime of “religiously aggravated assault” [I kid you not] had the audacity to request that the Christian icons in an interfaith chapel be uncovered while he prayed.
There were three Muslims in the chapel at the time – one doctor and two patients – and an argument ensued when they refused to allow him to restore the crucifix and the picture of the Virgin Mary to their accustomed places.
The outcome of the argument – umm, “assault” – was that the porter, Mr. Protano, a Roman Catholic, was dismissed for gross misconduct, and will have to go on welfare benefits. Up until now he had worked for two years at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Pendlebury.
His case has not been dismissed. He has to wait to see if the police have any follow up charges:
He said he was unable to comment on his sacking as the police probe and his plans to appeal were ongoing.
But a friend said: “He was very shocked at the decision. He thinks he has been treated terribly.
“They are saying he should not have gone into the prayer room and it is alleged he used racist language, which he totally refutes.
The case has angered many hospital staff, who think he has been treated unfairly.
Police said a file had been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision over any further action.
So that’s where the time, money, and productivity of Britain’s public servants go: harassing whomever the Muslims complain about. And the Manchester Children’s Hospital? They’re just trying to avoid a costly lawsuit.
Seems to me that Britons could get together and begin to collect monies to protect their citizens from terrorist libel charges. No one person would have to donate much money, and surely there are barristers willing to serve their countrymen for reduced fees…or even pro bono.
In another hospital situation, it is the Muslim women who are rebelling, though it is interesting to note that none of them has been sacked:
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Women training in several hospitals in England have raised objections to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands, because it is regarded as immodest in Islam.
Universities and NHS trusts fear many more will refuse to co-operate with new Department of Health guidance, introduced this month, which stipulates that all doctors must be “bare below the elbow”.
The measure is deemed necessary to stop the spread of infections such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile, which have killed hundreds.
Minutes of a clinical academics’ meeting at Liverpool University revealed that female Muslim students at Alder Hey children’s hospital had objected to rolling up their sleeves to wear gowns.
Similar concerns have been raised at Leicester University. Minutes from a medical school committee said that “a number of Muslim females had difficulty in complying with the procedures to roll up sleeves to the elbow for appropriate handwashing”.
Sheffield University also reported a case of a Muslim medic who refused to “scrub” as this left her forearms exposed.
Documents from Birmingham University reveal that some students would prefer to quit the course rather than expose their arms, and warn that it could leave trusts open to legal action.
Hygiene experts said last night that no exceptions should be made on religious grounds.
Dr Mark Enright, professor of microbiology at Imperial College London, said: “To wash your hands properly, and reduce the risks of MRSA and C.difficile, you have to be able to wash the whole area around the wrist.
Not if you’re a Muslim woman, you don’t. What if someone glimpsed your arm? Heaven forefend!
In this case, you don’t have to wash and if anyone tries to make you, or discharges you, then you can sue the offending hospital. What are a few lives lost in comparison to breaking one of Allah’s many rules?
Besides, the women can always go to the funerals of the diseased deceased and offer up a few prayers…well, they can if their victims are Muslims, that is. Infidels don’t need any prayers since they’re damned anyway.
Perhaps Mr. Protano can join Lionheart in requesting asylum. It is certainly fitting and just. America has been taking Her Majesty’s religious rejects since the very beginning of our founding. These men will simply be following in the footsteps of millions before them.
Hat tips: HTP and TB