Piers Morgan: 'If Dr Abdul Wahid has any hope of continuing in his duties, he needs to start distancing himself from terrorists'

Tuesday 23 January 2024

By TalkTV's Piers Morgan

Dr Abdul Wahid is the public face and British leader of a controversial Islamist movement which glorified the Hamas attacks and chanted for “jihad” on the streets of London.

He’s also an NHS GP. At least for now.

Today the NHS confirmed it has suspended Dr Wahid after his controversial appearance on this show and newspaper reports.

Referring to the doctor by his legal name, a spokesman told us this morning: "We take any issues relating to professional conduct seriously and have procedures in place to make sure that individuals are fit to work in the NHS.

"We can confirm that Dr Wahid Shaida has been suspended from the NHS primary care performers list.”

Last month Dr Wahid, to his credit, was brave enough to appear on Uncensored. And you can judge for yourself how it went.

Many people who saw that interview were shocked that someone who cast doubt on whether the October 7 attacks had even taken place - dismissing any civilian deaths as collateral in act of resistance - could remain working in the NHS.

But at the same time, it was reasonable to debate whether radical opinions have any real bearing on someone’s ability to practise medicine.

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After all, people have every right to opinions that others find offensive. That is why he was invited on to this show.

But Dr Wahid is now, effectively, the head of a proscribed terror group. And there is no free speech defence for that.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Islamist movement which advocates for an Islamic caliphate under Sharia Law.

In this country they've made headlines for denouncing "LGBT filth" and calling for "an end to the Western world order."

It’s outlawed in plenty of other countries, including Germany, Egypt and several Arab states. Last week the British Parliament officially designated it as a terrorist organisation.

That means membership or support for Hizb ut-Tahrir is illegal - carrying a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

I never once called for Dr Wahid to be suspended, fired or “cancelled.”

But I did question whether his views made him unfit to serve patients who no doubt feel very uncomfortable about that.

Now he is the head of an officially-prescribed terrorist organisation, the argument looks a lot simpler.It’s utterly absurd for him to be working in the NHS.

And if he has any hope of continuing in his duties, Dr Wahid needs to start doing something he repeatedly failed to do on this show: distancing himself from terrorists.

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