Thursday, July 12, 2007

Doctor Bombers

The British media's coverage of the would-be suicide bomber doctors has been pretty much non stop. After these "doctors" received their degrees, they were sworn to save lives, but they decided to mark the end of their careers by killing themselves and as many innocents as possible because they apparently believed their actions would be rewarded by God. British Muslims are understandably embarrassed by these people, and Iraqis in the UK are even more embarrassed that one of the doctors is an Iraqi Brit - he was actually born in England! Evidently he was radicalized after a trip to Jordan in 2000:

Scion of a prominent Iraqi family, Abdullah, 27, was born in England, where his father had come to study medicine. The family returned to Baghdad, where they reportedly enjoyed the privileges of a Sunni family with good connections to Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime. Quiet and studious, Abdullah was always devout. A high-school classmate and friend, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation, recalled seeing Abdullah become worked up when classmates said "Merry Christmas" to each other. "This is not for us Muslims, it's only for Christians," Abdullah shouted. He was radicalized, says this friend, on a trip to Jordan in 2000. "When he came back he was completely changed," says the friend.

One of my cousins, a doctor himself, said that these guys were not true doctors! Now one of the would-be bombers, who lit himself on fire after crashing his car into the Glasgow airport, is being cared for by REAL doctors and nurses.

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