Friday, 15 May 2009
I spotted this story in the Yorkshire Evening Post yesterday and thought it was one worth watching. The Telegraph and the BBC both carry it this morning with more detail and an interesting difference in headlines. According to the BBC "City surgery 'bullied' Muslim GP". The Telegraph and the YEP are on the lines of "Muslim Doctor alleges discrimination". Hum.
Posted on 05/15/2009 2:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
15 May 2009
I'm somewhat confused: She describes herself as a devout Muslim. Why is she educated and working? And driving? Perhaps voting? Conversing with men not of her immediate family?
15 May 2009
Not that it would be right, even if she were a man, to insist on time off for Friday prayers, but I think Islam doesn't require women to attend the mosque, and says prayers can be fitted in at different times of the day. So whenever Muslims push for this kind of thing, it's always about territory, not about piety.
If it were really about devotion and worship, she would get another job, or work part-time and forgoe the income. But Islam requires sacrifice from the infidel, not the Muslim.