Muslims Enforce Their Medical Modesty Rules on Society
Is a Muslim within his rights to insist a female physician examine his wife, or refuse male assistance in the birth of his child? And, are hospitals obliged to ccommodate the Muslim’s wish when this unfairly burdens staff, entails a delay that jeopardizes patient care, or if accommodations like these contravene the Hippocratic oath? Europe grapples with questions like these with increasing frequency; and Great Britain and the Netherlands appear well on their way to translating the discriminating tastes of their hospital guests into hospital policy.
Muslim males are insisting that Muslim females only be attended by females.
Grumbling over belligerent males in the obstetrics ward has also made news in Belgium, where two cases in particular made headlines recently. One concerns anesthetist Philippe Becx, who, on the night of August 23, 2007, was called to assist an emergency Caesarian. The doctor arrived to find his path obstructed by
the patient’s husband, who said in no case would a man be allowed to care for his wife.
France is taking a defiant position.
This defense comprises a brief policy document (titled Information importante), which the College distributed to every Obstetrics-Gynecology service in France, with the recommendation that this be posted in plain view of hospital guests and those seeking care.
The Information states that, (1) the healthcare field is comprised of members of each sex; (2) it is impossible to guarantee a woman will be followed or examined by a female physician; (3) private conviction and the practice of faith must not be allowed to compromise patient care; (4) the service may not be disrupted for any reason; and (5) refusal to be seen by a man will be understood as refusal of service.
The insane Muslim insistence on “modesty” is not consistent with previous French Muslim experience.
30 years ago, Muslim women arrived at our hospitals, thinking nothing to be seen by physicians who were most often male […], and one neither experienced this sort of difficulty, nor witnessed this kind of violence. Why this regression? Should we simply resign ourselves to the present situation, and take a great step backwards?
Is it really such a surprise in Europe? Islamist philosophy coupled with Muslim, often misogynist, culture in Europe is bound to continue flexing its muscles. The question for Europe is, do you have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the Muslims? France is trying.
Least you think that the U.S. is immune, think again. Just because the Muslim percentage of the population is smaller than Europe, it does not mean that the Muslim cultural views are not present. Witness the physical abuse of Muslim women in the U.S.
On the modesty issue, is it really Muslim misogynist views? Or, do the Muslim females subscribe to the same “modesty” philosophy? I suspect so.
Links in this Blog:
Delivering Obstetrics from Radical Islam
Abused Muslim Women in U.S. Gain Advocates