Hypocritical Oath?

As I was away on business for several days, I need to keep this post short and sweet.

On BBC Radio’s Health Check show today, I listened to their host and an analyst discuss the phenomenon of Islamic State terrorists in Syria recruiting doctors to join the cause.  It turns out that many doctors have fled Syria amid the danger and chaos, but nevertheless people under ISIS rule continue to get sick and need medical attention.  And- will wonders never cease?- there are Muslim doctors who are answering the call, taking the oath, and getting sworn into their society of death.

There are no doubt some doctors who feel the humanitarian pull to help sick victims outweighs whatever they give of their humanity to pledge ISIS.  Perhaps this is a twisted nobility.  But we cannot ignore the significant fraction of Muslims, doctors or dry cleaners, who are sympathetic to their cause, as long as it’s some else’s ox being gored.

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