The job of the nurse used to one of caring for the sick and needy. But not – it would seem – in today’s politically-correct Britain. Now, nurses are being encouraged to spend valuable time turning around the beds of Muslim patients up to five times a day – so they can face Mecca.
You would be forgiven for thinking that the above headline is referring to a country in the Middle East, or at least some predominately Muslim country, but no, once again this is about Britain. Muslims in the UK account for less than 3% of the population, yet seem to be pandered to more than any other section of society.
Muslims do have to pray five times a day, but most do not. Even those that are very devout and pray five times every day are allowed to miss prayers in special circumstances, such as when involved in war, when working or when in hospital. This doesn’t happen in the Middle East, the nurses there do not move all the beds around five times a day, yet in Britain this seems perfectly acceptable. Britain is not a Muslim country, in fact 97% of the population consider themselves non Muslim but you wouldn’t believe it with the amount of barmy legislation going around.
The NHS already wastes millions each year on translators and making sure that signs are in all languages possible. This doesn’t happen in France or Germany or Spain. Only Britain, where 90% of the population speak English as a first language and 99% speak it fluently, has signs in several languages, just to make other cultures feel welcome.
Besides nurses have enough to do. As anyone who has spent time in any hospital will tell you, they are over stretched, under resourced and overworked. They don’t have time to dispense medication in a timely manner or turn patients over to avoid bed sores as often as they should. Yet now they are expected to ‘better understand the Muslim faith’ by moving beds around to face Mecca, 5 times a day!
It is time the Muslims, and other cultures, in the UK learned that this is a democracy, ergo majority rule. Once you start pandering to the minorities it stops being a democracy and becomes a oligarchy.