Muslim dentist 'refused to treat female patients unless they wore Islamic dress'

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posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by Exuberant1

Originally posted by tristar

By the way this is not a business choice, its DISCRIMINATION


of course it is....

He has a right to discriminate and it will affect his business.

Are you seriously against the Free-Market system?



Okay people... it's not private it's the NHS - it's the public health system in the UK.




posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:23 AM
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If it was a private practice it would certainly be distasteful, but I don't think it would be illegal in the way that refusing to serve african americans because of the color of their skin would be. It would essentially be an issue of his percieved standards of modesty.

However, this man essentially works for the government and that's where it becomes illegal.

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posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:25 AM
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Originally posted by mortalengine


I'm struggling to understand how you're not able to see how Islam is nothing more than a religion of war masked under a very flimsy veil of peace...

And another thing, None of the other religions are really fighting against Islam - it's Islam that is moving into the other countries and trying to get them to change their laws and customs for them. Thats a bit cheeky wouldnt you say ?



Well if you read, I've just posted one obvious reason why.

We are talking about real Islam, what people do in the name of islam does not mean it's true Islam.

Every muslim I know has not tried to change customs or laws for themselves, because they DON'T HAVE TO. They live in this country because they love it.

Your obviously basing your views on media news reports. But how many real muslim opinions have you really heard? Not much, because thy barely ever make it into the media! Only silly reports like this dentsist makes it, only negativity.


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posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:26 AM
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reply to post by mortalengine
 


I fixed it before you complained - erm pointed out my mistake


Go back and check, I added some stuff about communists and human Rights.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:31 AM
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.... Dude... those verses dont help anything BECAUSE they consider our way of life offensive and against Allah, therefore it justifies their actions in fighting us, because they see our way of life as a fight against Allah.

Honestly, why spend so much time reading that when you could devote time to reading some buddhism, taoism or even practice astral projection. I could care less about the technicalities and laws in the Koran - it makes me dizzy just trying to remember all the do's and dont's and in the end I just feel like a circus monkey jumping through hoops.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:31 AM
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Any dentist that bigoted is probably a crappy dentist anyway.
Any women he refused to treat should count themselves lucky.

In my high school days we had only one local dentist in the remote area I lived in. He terrorised us kids unless we agreed to follow his religion.
- Can't even remember what religion it was now, 40 years later.

But we all converted for the duration of our appointments, or we got the insides of our cheeks slashed open.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:32 AM
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This is plainly discimination against non-muslim people. I'm so sick of hearing storys about people having to hide symbol's of there faith (such as christianity) on the bases it may offend.
Why isnt there someone out there defending our damn culture? We have a shortage of dentist's already, if this asshole's going to run his practice like a prick *Excuse language* then maybe he should move to another country that meets his religous needs.


But he wont do that because of the money. Typical.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by mortalengine
 


I fixed it before you complained - erm pointed out my mistake


Go back and check, I added some stuff about communists and human Rights.


I was wondering what happened there, I quoted you and suddenly I was like... eh where did all this come from.. sneaky snake! :p



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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Ok whatever I'm finished here. You obviously do not know any muslims, and only base your views on media like this....

This dentist was possibly only aiming at muslims too, forcing muslims to do what he wants. Which goes back to the point that most muslims do not agree with this guys behaviour.

Hmm I wonder how many muslims that do a great job ever get into the news? Oh yeah that's right zero. This is good old propaganda.

"Propaganda is the dissemination of information aimed at influencing the opinions or behaviors of people. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda in its most basic sense, often presents information primarily in order to influence its audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or gives loaded messages in order to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political agenda.

Propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist."


Oh yeah and I have read all the other things, and I do astral project.



Peace.

[edit on 8-5-2009 by _Phoenix_]



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:37 AM
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Originally posted by mortalengine

I suppose if the dentist was gay and he refused to fix your tooth because you were straight that would be ok also ?

What about...

A rastafarian dentist who refused you because you didn't have dreadlocks, or say for instance a Ku Klux Klan dentist who wouldn't see you because you were black.

It's absolutely ridiculous, what is he even doing out of his own country if he is expecting people to dress up in clothes of a religion they dont even follow just to be seen ? I suppose he's after the better money but he wants to have his cake and eat it hmm ?



Yes its perfectly fine. You see there is this concept called "repercussions"... you can call it karma, or you can call it the free market equilibrium. Those dentists will eventually go out of business because nobody will use them.
Would you go to a dentist who was a KKK member?
How many Rastafarian patients could the Rasta dentist find?

If private businesses want to limit their own customer pool, then eventually they will go bust.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by silo13
No shirt.
No Shoes.
No Service.

Not much different than that now is it?


No, it's a huge difference. He's basically trying to impose his religious values on others.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:43 AM
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And people wonder why the world is so [*SNIP*] up. As in the dark ages, when you bring religion into any form of social structure, its always bound to create problems.

I guess its why they were called the Dark Ages.

Am i against the free market ? No
Am i against discrimination ? Yes
Are people dying because they are of different religion ? Yes




P.S. I have no issue with what religion you are or represent, but i do have an issue when you make it an issue.

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[edit on 5/8/2009 by AshleyD]



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by Schaden

Originally posted by silo13
No shirt.
No Shoes.
No Service.

Not much different than that now is it?


No, it's a huge difference. He's basically trying to impose his religious values on others.



Serves the government right for subsidizing an individual such as this...

They knew he was Muslim right?- oh wait, it's now illegal to ask!

Everyone enjoying their Socialist Human rights?


[edit on 8-5-2009 by Exuberant1]



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:46 AM
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Damnit people... stop editing your posts after you've written them and then adding 20 extra lines of writing, I was going to quote you but now I've just lost my train of thought.. >,<





posted on May, 8 2009 @ 03:59 AM
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Just for the record, i more or less speak to about 50-70 people 6 days a week, obviously some a Muslim, Christian and just about everything under the sun. Many a very very successful in their businesses, but one thing we all do have in common, is that religion is a very secret thing to every individual. That does not give you the right to throw your beliefs at any person.

So if i do not go to church on Sundays, or i do not pray twice a day, does that make me less of a man and not worthy to stand side by side regardless of gender ?



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 04:06 AM
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Why are you asking me this?



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 04:09 AM
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I agree.

Don't you just hate people who end their posts with prepositions?



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 04:11 AM
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Originally posted by CuriousSkeptic
As stupid as I may think this is, the good dentist owns a private business and can serve who he wants and not who he doesn't. If as a businessman he's stupid enough to turn away potential customers because they don't meet his religious standards, that's his choice. I really don't see a problem with this.


Just to point out it's an NHS dental surgery - sure if he wants to go private he could demand all his patients turn up with big shoes with a clown nose and wig... NHS is funded by the tax payer - there are standards he must adhere to.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 04:13 AM
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Hmm I wonder how many muslims that do a great job ever get into the news? Oh yeah that's right zero. This is good old propaganda.


This is why. There are many many successful people who are in the media light.

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posted on May, 8 2009 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by mortalengine
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Damnit people... stop editing your posts after you've written them and then adding 20 extra lines of writing, I was going to quote you but now I've just lost my train of thought.. >,<




I'm sorry, I edited as quick as I could to add a bit more, almost no time went by since I posted.

The edit button is there for a reason right?

Anyway sorry for the confusion.





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