Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Paging Dr. Bomber

So the London and Glasgow firebombers are Doctors? Huh?

British police focused Tuesday on at least five physicians and a medical student — including a doctor seized at an Australian airport with a one-way ticket — in the investigation into failed car bombings in Glasgow and London.

At least four of the eight suspects were identified as doctors from Iraq, Jordan and India. One of the doctors from India, 27-year-old Muhammad Haneef, was arrested late Monday at the international airport in the Australian city of Brisbane, where he was trying to board a flight, the Australian attorney general said.

Staff at a Glasgow hospital confirmed that two of the others detained were a junior doctor and a medical student.

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around this. We're brought up to think of Doctors as healers, not terrorists (although my own Doctor sometimes seems a little sadistic when it comes to therapy on my knee).
Authorities identified Bilal Abdulla, an Iraqi doctor who worked at the Glasgow hospital, as the other man arrested at the airport. Staff at the Glasgow hospital said Abdulla was a diabetes specialist.

Although this does explain the Mercedes. But the Hippocratic Oath?

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