Letters Doctors and Islamic State

Entrenching an association between Islam, fear, and violence

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4025 (Published 05 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4025
  1. Salman Waqar, junior doctor1
  1. 1Birmingham B17 0JR, UK
  1. s.waqar{at}nhs.net

Gardham’s analysis begins with questions about the teaching and entry standards of medical schools overseas—namely, in Muslim majority nations bearing the brunt of terrorism—and their accreditation by the General Medical Council.1 On its own this argument may have merit, but Gardham’s attempt to link this as a material threat is unfounded and poorly constructed. The insinuation of guilt in the …

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