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Hospital staff told to make sure Muslim patients' beds face Mecca five times a day
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Posted on 12/04/2007 10:49:43 AM PST by UKrepublican

Hospital staff told to make sure Muslim patients' beds face Mecca five times a day

The job of the nurse used to one of caring for the sick and needy.

But not - it would seem - in today's politically-correct Britain.

Now, nurses are being encouraged to spend valuable time turning around the beds of Muslim patients up to five times a day - so they can face Mecca.

In a bid to promote cultural understanding, they are also expected to provide patients with running water so they can wash before prayer.

And then, of course, they are required to turn the beds back around to return the wards to normality. The measures are being pursued by Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust to ensure Muslim patients have a "more comfortable stay in hospital".

Hundreds of staff have attended tax-payer-funded workshops with Muslim GPs and ethnic-minority support groups on how best to help patients.

During these meetings, nurses have been told that if a patient asks for water to bathe in, or for their bed to be turned to face Mecca, then this should be considered.

If the measure is deemed "practically possible" and does not impinge on other patients, then it should be carried out.

And if it is not practical, nurses are encouraged to find them a bed that faces Mecca permanently.

But an experienced nurse at Dewsbury and District Hospital in Yorkshire where the ideas are being tested, has blasted the scheme.

She said: "It would be easier to create Muslim-only wards with every bed facing Mecca than deal with this.

"We have a huge Muslim population in Dewsbury and if we are having to turn dozens of beds to face Mecca five times a day, plus provide running water before and after prayers, it is bound to impact on the essential medical service we are supposed to be providing.

"Although the beds are designed to be moved, the bays are not really suitable for having loads of beds moving around to face a different direction and, despite our best efforts, it does cause disruption for non-Muslim patients."

Conservative MP David Davies also criticised the idea, saying: "Hospitals should be concentrating on stopping the spread of infections than kowtowing to the politically-correct brigade."

The workshops - led by the hospital's chief matron Catherine Briggs - looked at Muslims' religious concerns over being in hospital.

A key part of Islamic faith is praying five times a day to Mecca, Saudi Arabia - revered as the birthplace of the prophet Mohammed.

Muslims are also meant to wash themselves in running water prior to prayer.

Although staff said they would do everything possible to help patients fulfil these obligations, a request by Muslim women to be seen by female-only doctors was not guaranteed.

The scheme comes just a year after some NHS hospitals introduced Burka-style gowns for Muslim patients who did not want to show their face during operations.

Yesterday, a spokeswoman for Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust confirmed that nurses were encouraged to help meet individual requests.

She said: "Nurses have not been ordered to move beds or provide running water - they have just been encouraged to help meet patients' needs wherever possible.

"If a sick patient requests that their bed be moved to face Mecca, then it is right that the hospital looks at this request - even if it is more than once a day.

"If it is practically possible - and is not inappropriate or inconvenient to nurses or other patients - then it is right that nurses try and carry it out.

"We can also try and move the patient to a bed that faces Mecca permanently."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: culturalsuicide; dhimmitude; infiltration; muslims; nationalsuicide; uk
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1 posted on 12/04/2007 10:49:45 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: Tribune7; SoCalPol; Lil'freeper; mrsmel; wideawake; chasio649; expatpat; HanneyBean; goose; ...

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2 posted on 12/04/2007 10:50:03 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

So sorry what is happening to your once great country.

Prayers up that this insanity can be stopped...I truly fear for you if it isn’t.


3 posted on 12/04/2007 10:51:30 AM PST by rottndog (Let us NEVER forget those who have paid the highest price, that we may live in FREEDOM!)
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To: UKrepublican

You’ve got to be Sh**ting me.....


4 posted on 12/04/2007 10:51:46 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: UKrepublican

Madness. More madness.

The UK is finished.


5 posted on 12/04/2007 10:52:13 AM PST by Elpasser
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To: UKrepublican
While you are turning thier beds, be a good chap and add pork fat to their IVs...


6 posted on 12/04/2007 10:52:42 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: UKrepublican

hey, maybe they can wheel my bed to Sunday school. Cool!


7 posted on 12/04/2007 10:53:02 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: UKrepublican
Now, nurses are being encouraged to spend valuable time turning around the beds of Muslim patients up to five times a day - so they can face Mecca.

I'm not sure which I find more obnoxious - the ever-growing list of demands for special treatment by Muslims or the nauseating rush to fulfill those demands at the cost of fairness, secularism, and self-respect on the part of the West.
8 posted on 12/04/2007 10:53:16 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: UKrepublican

The scheme comes just a year after some NHS hospitals introduced Burka-style gowns for Muslim patients who did not want to show their face during operations.
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do I need to say any more?


9 posted on 12/04/2007 10:53:59 AM PST by ari-freedom (Any theory can appear to explain facts if the theory has enough variables.)
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To: UKrepublican

Put them on “Lazy Susans”.


10 posted on 12/04/2007 10:54:21 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: darkwing104

I know! Put the beds on revolving platforms, and just give them a spin like on Wheel of Fortune! Where it lands, nobody knows!


11 posted on 12/04/2007 10:54:22 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: UKrepublican

locate the bathrooms on the east side of the room and the muslim patients will just go elsewhere for medical treatment.


12 posted on 12/04/2007 10:54:26 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: UKrepublican

And don’t forget to pay them the Jizya tax too, Infidel slave.

What absolute stupidity.


13 posted on 12/04/2007 10:55:18 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: UKrepublican

to be technically accurate, to face Mucca the beds need to be pointed almost straight down.


14 posted on 12/04/2007 10:55:41 AM PST by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: Elpasser

“The UK is finished”

You have to respect the Japanese. They won’t tolerate this crap. They pride themselves on being Japanese and won’t let other cultures cloud that.

Brits need this mentality. Brits need to be Brits.

If the mudslimes want their way, GO TO AN ISLAMIC COUNTRY!!!
I am so sick of people bending over backwards to please the apes.


15 posted on 12/04/2007 10:55:50 AM PST by Larebil (My name is liberal backwards, since they backwards thinking)
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To: darkwing104

just unplug the IV completely. Shut off the ventilator.
give them the 3rd world medical care they deserve.


16 posted on 12/04/2007 10:56:38 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: UKrepublican

Hey Muslims... got a tip for ya: The world is “round”. In point of fact, if you face away from Mecca, you’re still facing Mecca. Neato, huh?


17 posted on 12/04/2007 10:56:58 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: UKrepublican

"TURN THE BEDS 5 TIMES A DAY OR,

WE'LL BURN DOWN THE HOSPITAL!!!!

ALLAHHHHHHH!!!!!

18 posted on 12/04/2007 10:57:09 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Must be hard to make sure the beds are facing the right way for Satanists.


19 posted on 12/04/2007 10:57:27 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: UKrepublican

Do they do this in hospitals in Moslem countries?

Oops, I forgot, there are no hospitals in Moslem countries—they are all clamoring to get treated (for free) in Israeli hospitals.


20 posted on 12/04/2007 10:58:10 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: UKrepublican
Nothing will stop with these pukes until they make you their slaves. It’s time now to get it on. This nation can not live compatible with this “religion of peace” as GW calls it. To hell with this PC crapola. I suggest that all here make a small contribution to Michael Savage in his fight & our survival from these anti-americans.
21 posted on 12/04/2007 11:00:50 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Ramius
"Hey Muslims... got a tip for ya: The world is “round”. In point of fact, if you face away from Mecca, you’re still facing Mecca. Neato, huh?"

Not according to Mohaamad (Allah) it isn't.

22 posted on 12/04/2007 11:00:52 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: o_zarkman44

Mohammed didn’t have IVs or ventilators, so wouldn’t it be unislamic for them to use them now?


23 posted on 12/04/2007 11:01:14 AM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: UKrepublican

How can the people who gave us the Magna Carta, who raised the concept of civilization around the world, who bravely fought off Hitler, who have been a symbol of stalwart defiance of evil and stiff upper lip support of human rights, be falling apart now and disregarding its own heritage?

It makes me sick....and frightened. Is this what happens when a nation turns away from God and believes in nothing?


24 posted on 12/04/2007 11:01:39 AM PST by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: Long Island Pete
"Must be hard to make sure the beds are facing the right way for Satanists."

That's what this article is about.

25 posted on 12/04/2007 11:02:24 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: UKrepublican

I can usually tell by the headlines that these stories come from England :)


26 posted on 12/04/2007 11:03:14 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: UKrepublican

Face them towards the wall and tell them it is Mecca. Leave them facing said wall.


27 posted on 12/04/2007 11:04:05 AM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: UKrepublican
Is 'Islamitization' a word? If so, the Islamitization of Great Britain continues...

5.56mm

28 posted on 12/04/2007 11:05:04 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Pining_4_TX

” ... Put the beds on revolving platforms...”

I was thinking maybe an isolated Muslim ward with all beds facing Mecca or just moving the whole damned ward to Mecca.


29 posted on 12/04/2007 11:05:10 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Aria
"Is this what happens when a nation turns away from God and believes in nothing?"

Pretty much. Look what happened to the Roman empire, Mesopotamia.

30 posted on 12/04/2007 11:07:09 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: UKrepublican

Let the Muslims open and fund their own hospital with Muslim doctors and Muslim nurses. That way all the beds will always be pointed towards Mecca. Don’t make the non-Muslims pay for one cent of their care. And if they ask why they have to pay for the infidels, then tell them because they are in the homeland of the infidels.


31 posted on 12/04/2007 11:07:30 AM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: UKrepublican

32 posted on 12/04/2007 11:09:37 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Western multiculturalism is on a collision course with Islam and will ensure it’s own demise because it can’t do otherwise. Multiculturalists have reached a crossroads and they’re taking the path of self destruction. Good riddance.


33 posted on 12/04/2007 11:10:14 AM PST by saganite
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To: oneamericanvoice
"Let the Muslims open and fund their own hospital with Muslim doctors and Muslim nurses."

All they need is a small room with a blanket with a hole in it dividing the room and two chairs.

34 posted on 12/04/2007 11:10:24 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: UKrepublican

I would comply only if I could give them teddy bears named “Mohammed”


35 posted on 12/04/2007 11:11:38 AM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Nathan Zachary

Will they wheel my bed so I may defecate in the direction of Mecca at least once a day?


36 posted on 12/04/2007 11:11:52 AM PST by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his Lacking Decisive Stands.)
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To: UKrepublican

Make the bed face the window towards Mecca. Then open the window. Then raise the back support until they slide out into the parking lot. Repeat as necessary.


37 posted on 12/04/2007 11:12:18 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: UKrepublican

Maybe the virtual fence would help here, they could do this Mecca thing 5X per day “virtually”.

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Posted on 11/15/2007 3:43:17 AM PST by Kevmo


38 posted on 12/04/2007 11:13:36 AM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

LOL you win the post of the day!!! Hopefully they will all land on Bankrupt.


39 posted on 12/04/2007 11:13:52 AM PST by lone star annie (Duncan Hunter will put America First Always)
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To: Nathan Zachary

There are alot of Muslims in the UK so I think it would have to be a larger facility than just a room.


40 posted on 12/04/2007 11:13:57 AM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: UKrepublican

So point em toward Mecca and leave em there.


41 posted on 12/04/2007 11:14:30 AM PST by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Is it okay to call them “Lazy Mohammeds”....


42 posted on 12/04/2007 11:14:40 AM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Long Island Pete

I think the Satanists want a constant spin.


43 posted on 12/04/2007 11:15:35 AM PST by Chanticleer (I want God, I want Poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.)
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To: domenad

I think there’s a difference between saying we shouldn’t be accomodating Muslims (we shouldn’t - this policy is idiotic) and essentially calling for genocide.

These are sick people we’re dealing with, not terrorists.

Is there any indication of what prompted this policy?


44 posted on 12/04/2007 11:15:52 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: UKrepublican

A much better solution would be a catapult facing toward Mecca.


45 posted on 12/04/2007 11:15:56 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Larebil

America should follow the Japanese suit as well. Respect our culture!


46 posted on 12/04/2007 11:16:02 AM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: UKrepublican

Yes, I’m sure the hospital staffers have nothing better to do with their time, such as caring for patients that are in need.


47 posted on 12/04/2007 11:16:03 AM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I’d like to buy a towel, er, vowel.


48 posted on 12/04/2007 11:16:11 AM PST by Chanticleer (I want God, I want Poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.)
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To: oneamericanvoice

You have just earned yourself one fatwa.


49 posted on 12/04/2007 11:17:49 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Thank you!!! I’ll put it on the side of my computer as a sign of excellence!!! Of course, I’ll have to find a place for it since the fatwas are piling up.


50 posted on 12/04/2007 11:20:21 AM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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