A Muslim doctor who fled to Pakistan after his Nebraska-based clinic left dozens of patients infected with hepatitis C, including several who died, now wants to return to the United States and practice medicine, and he blames his earlier problems on Islamophobia, according to a new report.
The Omaha World-Herald has reported that Tahir Ali Javed now has applied for restoration of his medical license in New York.
That license was surrendered about 10 years ago shortly after his Nebraska medical license was revoked, the report said. That occurred because his Fremont cancer clinic was determined to have infected dozens of patients with hepatitis during a time period about 2001 and 2002.
According to the World-Herald, while in Pakistan, he served as a public health official “and reportedly blamed the situation in Nebraska on anti-Muslim sentiment.”
Author Pamela Geller, who also writes the AtlasShrugs blog, said, “Whenever Islamic supremacists are caught doing something evil, they blame ‘Islamophobia’ – which ought to be enough in itself to show the hollowness and propagandistic agenda of the entire ‘Islamophobia’ narrative.”
She has regularly run advertisement campaigns exposing the truth of Islam, such a recent series of postings in New York that included an image of the 9/11 attacks on the city, and the quote from the Quran: “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.”
At At JihadWatch, Islam expert Robert Spencer noted, “‘Unsanitary practices in the Fremont clinic led to hepatitis C infections in at least 99 patients, several of whom died.’ But it was all ‘Islamophobia,’ don’t you see? After fleeing the country to avoid prosecution, ‘in Pakistan, Javed became a public health official and reportedly blamed the situation in Nebraska on anti-Muslim sentiment.’”
On Spencer’s site, one commenter was loaded up with sarcasm. “So hepatitis germs are ‘Islamophobic’ now? Does the American Medical Association know about this phenomenon?”
The World-Herald report explained that Javed’s original New York license was surrendered when his Nebraska license was revoked.
It reported the organization HONOReform Foundation, based in Fremont, grew out of the tragedy of the deaths and illnesses from the doctor’s office, and it promotes sanitary practices in health care settings.
To the newspaper, Antonia Valentine of the New York State Education Department confirmed Javed has applied for a license.
The Omaha newspaper said the attorney general’s office in the state sought the revocation of Javed’s license in 2003, accusing him of unprofessional conduct and gross negligence for allowing staffers to reuse syringes.
The report said those actions contaminated large bags of saline with hepatitis, and the saline was used to clean out implanted devices that administer chemotherapy and other medications to cancer patients, infecting patients with hepatitis in the process.
The newspaper said Javed supervised the actions even though he had been warned against allowing unsanitary practices.