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Pakistani Doctor Flees Country After Saving Christian Life

Pakistani Doctor Flees Country After Saving Christian Life

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By    |   Thursday, 28 July 2016 04:16 PM

A Pakistani doctor says he was threatened with death and forced to flee his country for using a "Muslim-only" medical procedure to save a Christian man's life.

In a heart-wrenching column in Thursday's Guardian newspaper, the anonymous physician, who still fears for his life, writes how he was treated with "humiliation and outright hatred" after administering emergency dialysis.

"Fearing he might die, I instinctually grabbed the emergency medicine donated via zakaat, an Islamic system of alms-giving, and performed the life-saving hemodialysis," he says, adding a nurse called him out because the patient was Christian.

"A departmental inquiry followed . . . [That] gave way to threatening phone calls and vandalism of my car and bike . . . I was threatened with death at a medical conference."

He and his family are now in the U.S., having applied for asylum.

"I am working towards obtaining a license to practice medicine here. All this while, I am also deeply troubled by the discrimination of Muslims in America. I personally feel this country is abandoning the very principles its based on," the doctor says.

"Humanity is the core of any religion. I believe no true Muslim can be an extremist."

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