Dr Muhammad Siddiq’s getting what he deserves!
The British doctor, who heads the Islamic Medical Association, came under fire last year after telling Pulse magazine that “gays are worse than the ordinary careless citizen. They are causing the spread of disease with their irresponsible behavior.” The implication was that there should be laws to prohibit our same-sex ways.
Siddiq originally defended his comments by saying he was stressed, but then later said that his son had written the letter as a joke, and that he had signed it without reading over it. Britain’s General Medical Council wasn’t buying it and their Fitness to Practice board decided yesterday to suspend Siddiq’s medical license for 12-months.
Andrew Popat, chairing the GMC hearing, called the GP’s actions inappropriate and not in the best interests of his patients.
He added that the letter to Pulse was “liable to undermine public confidence in the medical profession and liable to bring the profession into disrepute”.
He said: “The panel continues to have concerns regarding Dr Siddiq’s insight into his actions.”
Obviously this man’s an absolute loon, so we have more than simple concerns – we have disdain and, more pungently, fear.