The BNP’s propaganda appears to have got its inspiration from a story that appeared in the Daily Mail relating to Muslim doctors and nurses being allowed to cover themselves up while at work. The article raises reasonable concerns about religious equality in the NHS. However, it does not say that Muslim NHS staff are no longer required to wash themselves before attending patients.
The original article explicitly says:
“The new guidance says staff can wear uniforms with long sleeves as long as they roll them up securely above their elbows to wash and when they are on wards.”A Department of Health spokeswoman told Nothing British:
“The revised workwear guidance gives further clarity to front line staff about the need for staff to have good hand hygiene when in direct patient care. It does not change previous policy.Scaremongering stories about Muslims in order to create the perception of “Islamic colonisation” is an essential and classic part of the BNP’s electoral strategy. It is deliberately designed to conflate Islamic extremism with Islam and exploits voters legitimate fears about extremism. The consequences are plain to see: hysterical racial hatred towards ordinary Muslims.
The guidance is intended to provide direction to services in how they can balance infection control measures with cultural beliefs without compromising patient safety.”
By spreading these revolting lies the BNP should realise they are playing directly into the hands of Islamic extremists, who can then reasonably claim that the press is responsible for the rise in “Islamaphobia”. It also makes the real fight against Islamism all the more difficult as anti-extremism campaigners become fearful of being labelled racist and Islamaphobic.
The issue of religious dress codes in the work place is a question of suitability and equality; not a conspiracy about Muslims attempting to kill non-Muslims through the spread of infection.
There is nothing patriotic about spreading malicious lies about those who work extremely hard to save British lives on a daily basis.