Middle Eastern physicians

Will the West continue to welcome Middle Eastern physicians after the UK terror attempts?

Just before his death, Yasser had applied for a training course in London. At the time, he appeared a shoo-in, with his medical and journalistic track record, his piles of recommendation letters and a smile that could charm the coldest of European fellowship administrators. And now? An Iraqi doctor applying for a training course in London? Fat chance, after this guy.

If they’re guilty as accused, the doctors who plotted the European attacks didn’t only scare the bejesus out of counterterrorism officials and airline passengers the world over.

They also ushered in a new wave of red tape and racial profiling for the Yassers of the world ““ the brave and compassionate Middle Eastern doctors who not only save lives, but are willing to risk their own in the process.