Letters Radical Muslim doctors

Sweeping misrepresentation will fuel fear and prejudice

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39556.465833.80 (Published 24 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:906
  1. Jamila Sherif, primary care physician
  1. 1London
  1. jamilash{at}webstar.co.uk

Al-Alawi and Schwartz suggest that many of the world’s Muslim doctors are followers of a fundamentalist and radicalised Islam.1 I find this an offensive and sweeping misrepresentation that will fuel fear and prejudice.

The authors’ views are clouded by the idea of an “intra-Islamic ‘jihad’ to impose an ultra-militant outlook on more than a …

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