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Islamic medical students are refusing to learn how to treat female patients because “they believe it is wrong to touch women to whom they are not married or related.”

The sickness of Islam: Islamic medical students are refusing to learn how to treat female patients because “they believe it is wrong to touch women to whom they are not married or related.”

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  • joe

    we are intollerant, so we must accept this intollerance!

  • I’d call that natural selection in action.

  • Patrick

    So exactly how do they plan on treating the women they are allowed to touch?

    Maybe they don’t really care and don’t want to treat them at all, for anything.

    Islam needs a reformation like the Catholic church went through.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    I hate to get into criticizing someone’s religion, but this is crazy. It seems to me any religion’s restrictions on contact with women would refer to touching of a sexual nature. A Dr. performing a necesary exam obviously does not fall into that category. Islam does seem to be in need of reinterpreting their own laws. Jesus admonished those who kept the letter of the law, but not its spirit & I think that’s what’s going on here.

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