Monday, February 17, 2014
The Islamocratic Oath
In the comments field of a recent article at Jihad Watch about a medical doctor in Canada in the field of pathology who joined a group dedicated to violent jihad, a reader helpfully supplied a link to an official medical oath for Muslim doctors, apparently to take the place of the tried and true Hippocratic Oath all normal doctors take.
As that reader noted:
"It says this has been officially adopted by Islamic Medical Association of North America in 1977. It contains a misleading paraphrasing of Sura 5:32 (the one many taqiyya artists use). It’s one more reason not to trust a Muslim doctor."
Also, it should be noted that its second paragraph is a formulation that crystallizes one of the primary motives for the various forms of Islamic violence around the world—the obsessively fanatical aversion to Shirk:
We serve no other god besides Thee and regard idolatry as an abominable injustice.
Note that according to this Islamic medical oath, “idolatry” (which = Shirk) is not merely an evil—it is an injustice—paving the way for a political and military dimension to what should be merely a spiritual issue. And this is directly related to its deployment of kitman (Arabic for "telling only half of the truth in order to deceive") noted by the reader above in its usage of Koran 5:32—for that verse along with its following verse provides a fuller contextual meaning that reveals quite the opposite of what the doctors cunningly intended to convey:
...we ordained to the children of Israel that he who slayeth any one, unless it be a person guilty of manslaughter, or of spreading disorders in the land, shall be as though he had slain all mankind; but that he who saveth a life, shall be as though he had saved all mankind alive...
...the recompense of those who war against God and his Apostle, and go about to commit disorders on the earth, shall be that they shall be slain or crucified, or have their alternate hands and feet cut off, or be banished the land...
Notice that while it proclaims the lofty notion that for the one who kills one person it is though he killed all mankind, this breezily lofty notion is embedded in the loophole stipulating the divine command that anyone who is guilty of "spreading disorders in the land" should be killed! And there is copious evidence from Islamic sources throughout history right into our hot present to the effect that in Islam, "spreading disorder in the land" includes such capital crimes under Sharia law as apostasy and blasphemy -- which, in turn, may well include any substantive criticisms of Islam (not to mention the condemnation it so richly deserves) and, indeed, any significant resistance to the Islamic desideratum to dominate and to subjugate all others.
The other seemingly humanitarian passages in this Islamic Medical Oath, then, are worthless -- if not positively harmful to the Body Geopolitic by conveying a false and deceitful message of goodwill, covertly attached to a supremacist rider whose supremacism drives so much violence against innocents around the world -- thus resembling the seeming concession to human rights in the Cairo Declaration created specifically to provide Muslim majority nations a way to avoid signing on to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
And this is not to mention the obvious question -- what the hell is a medical association doing formally announcing that its members decry "idolatry", anyway? While the original classical Hippocratic Oath did explicitly avow a fealty to "the gods", modern versions since 1948 have become mostly secularized to concentrate on medical practice, and to leave theology to individual's conscience and church community (as of 1993, for example, only 11% of medical oaths invoke a relationship to a divinity).