Unless you are unconscious in an Emergency Room, you should refuse to to be attended by any Muslim medical personnel. If your request is denied, you can become a little hysterical and say, “a Muslim who looks just like her/him killed my brother/father/etc.” It’s easier for them to comply with your request for a non-Muslim nurse/doctor than to have you make a scene.
Montreal Gazette Anjou borough councillor Lynne Shand was under fire over the weekend after posting a series of statements on Facebook about being treated by a Muslim ophthalmologist wearing a hijab. Shand wrote:
“A veiled woman … grrrrrr … if it hadn’t been an emergency I would have refused to be treated by her.
“I am raging because this is really the Islamization of our country, we must accept everything, give them reasonable accommodations, take down our crucifix (and I’m not a believer) etc etc.”
In further comments, Shand said she was not questioning the doctor’s competence, since “she was excellent. … I am just questioning that they are Islamicizing Quebec and soon it will be like France.” She claimed:
“I am far from being a racist.” But she said Muslims come to Quebec to “Islamicize” it and “want to convert the planet to Islam by massive immigration and multiple births.” Wearing a hijab “is extremist just like white supremacists,” she added.
Images of the post, which was taken down, continue to circulate on social media.
CTV The Canadian Muslim Alliance is demanding an Anjou borough councillor resign, saying it is “appalled by the open message of intolerance and prejudice” in a Facebook post she wrote over the weekend.
Shand’s statements come as the Coalition Avenir Québec government is on the verge of tabling a bill banning religious symbols in the public civil service.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante denounced the comments on Twitter Sunday.