‘The hijab has no place in hospitals’: Muslim writer says medicine should be free from religion and ‘health hazard’ clothing should be banned

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a writer and commentator, argues state-run institutions like hospitals should be free from the doctrine of religion – and says hijabs are a health hazard

Recently, I went to a large NHS teaching hospital in London for a blood test. A young couple was behind me in the queue.

He was wearing a suit. She was completely covered. When I was finished and it was their turn, he started getting agitated and spoke loudly at the young man who was due to take blood from his wife.

The husband of the woman in hijab would not let a male doctor take blood. ‘I need a woman to do this’ he demanded angrily.

  • Emotional retardation in practice.

  • The Butterfly

    A lot of religions are going to get banned because (and instead) of Islam.

  • Barrington Minge


  • DMB

    The husband of the woman in hijab insisted about a female medical practitioner to take blood but I thought in Islam woman were not allowed to even hold jobs other then sex slaves!

  • bob e

    what we really like is their clean hands ..

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Yes, the way they refuse to use toilet paper to wipe must be really hygienic.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    The Muslim man who refused to let his wife have her blood taken by a male nurse should have been arrested on the spot for trying to prevent her from getting medical care, which is a crime. Instead they just let him grab her arm and storm out. This is why this nonsense continues in Britain and elsewhere. Until we start arresting these motherf***ers the moment they start in with this crap, they will continue to do it. It’s not like Britain doesn’t have the resources to do it, as they have schoolteachers calling the police and having schoolkids arrested and thrown in jail on the charge of “racial abuse” for asking not to sit with classmates who are refusing to speak English, or for telling other kids that they don’t want to play with them. That seems to be a priority for the British police these days, rather than arresting men stopping their wives from getting possibly life-saving care.