Sweeping misrepresentation will fuel fear and prejudiceBMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39556.465833.80 (Published 24 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:906
- Jamila Sherif, primary care physician
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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