Michigan: Male Nurse Fired for Treating Muslim Women Sues!

Last November I posted an article entitled “University of Michigan Health System/ Journal of Med Ethics put out Call for Physicians to Accommodate Islamic Law”. It was written Aasim Padela, M.D., M.Sc., University of Michigan.

One of his requirements to appease Islam was the following:

Gender Relations: For patients who follow Islamic ethics concerning cross-gender interaction—when all else is equal—physicians of the same religion and gender are preferred, followed by a non-Muslim of the same gender whenever possible.

Unfortunately he is starting to get his way.

Male nurse sues after firing for treating Muslim women
Robert Snell/ The Detroit News

Detroit— A male nurse filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the city of Dearborn on Wednesday, claiming he was fired for treating conservative Muslim women wearing head scarves.

John Benitez Jr. is suing for unspecified damages and to reclaim his job, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

Benitez, 63, of Madison Heights, worked at the city’s taxpayer-funded health clinic. He alleges he was ordered by a female supervisor not to treat conservative Muslim women, specifically those wearing head scarves, according to the lawsuit. He was told the clinic’s male Muslim clientele did not want a male treating female patients.

He complied until November 2010, when a doctor ordered him to treat Muslim women as he would any other patient. Benitez followed the doctor’s order and was fired less than one month later, according to the lawsuit.

“When you get to the point that taxpayer-funded entities are having to comply with personal religious beliefs rather than letting people do their job you’re going down a road that does not end in a good place,” the nurse’s lawyer Deborah Gordon said in an interview Wednesday. “If people don’t want to be treated, they can go find their own practitioner.”

The city closed the clinic June 30 amid budget cuts.
A Dearborn spokeswoman declined comment.

Hospitals and health clinics routinely make accommodations based on religion, said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations.

Of course the Cancer of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is on the case. America has to surgically remove them and ALL concessions to Islam. Otherwise it is just a matter of time until we are dominated by Islam. (Message to CAIR, that was not meant as a violent threat. Your Sharia campaign will be defeated within the law!)

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