So according to an article in a British paper, Muslim docs and nurses will be allowed to opt out of strict hygiene rules aimed at stopping deadly superbugs. Apparently the change was made after female Muslims resented having their arms exposed below the elbow.
Some Muslims may be allowed to use disposable sleeves, but experts think this "compromises patient safety." If you don't change the sleeves, you spread the bugs, which kill thousands yearly.
Now, I don't care what religion you follow: if it compromises the safety of others — that blows. I mean, if Catholicism required that you wear a crucifix over your left eye at all times, I'm not hiring you as a pilot. Or a table dancer.
This decision to sacrifice hygiene to appease religion arrives just as our own government is removing the terms "Islamic extremism" and "jihad" from national security policy. Obama feels that linking Islam to terror is hurtful to non-terrorists. My philosophy is simple: I don't care what you call homicidal maniacs, as long as you kill them. Which Obama's been doing, so, cool.
But, in British hospitals, it's not generic extremism that's raising the risk for death. It's not creeps walking into ERs with bombs strapped to their chests. No — these are followers of Islam choosing to skip sanitation. It's not as dramatic as a bomb, but it still kills.
So, what do you call that?
Well, it's a superbug too — an idiotic, viral political correctness running rampant, infecting every facet of life. Ultimately people die, out of fear of hurt feelings.
It's a sad state of affairs, which is why I'm boycotting crumpets.
And if you disagree with me, you're a racist homophobe who doesn't contribute to PBS.