Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Right Wing Ho, Jeeves

The Daily Express has found its equivalent of Joe Klein, in the form of a tosser named Paul Jeeves. Jeeves writes:

OVERWORKED nurses have been ordered to stop all medical work five times every day to move Muslim patients' beds so they face towards Mecca.

The lengthy procedure, which also includes providing fresh bathing water, is creating turmoil among overstretched staff on bustling NHS wards.

But despite the havoc, Mid- Yorkshire NHS Trust says the rule must be instigated whenever possible to ensure Muslim patients have "a more comfortable stay in hospital."

As if you couldn't guess, it turns out the story is nothing more than shite from a gobshite, designed to inflame religious bigotry in the dullwitted:

A number of media have today ran an entirely inaccurate story claiming that we have ordered staff to move Muslim patients' beds to face towards Mecca. This has stemmed from the above press release. We wanted to make sure that you understand the correct position and this story is completely untrue.

Tracey McErlain-Burns, our chief nurse and director of patient experience, said: "Our statement has been wrongly interpreted. The Muslim Moulana at Dewsbury and District Hospital is holding internal workshops for nurses to help develop their cultural understanding. Nurses are not being removed from their duties to move patients' beds towards Mecca. Moving patients' beds for prayer five times a day has not been suggested as part of this workshop and staff have not been ordered to do this."

Another load of crap certain to circulate among the wingnut bloggers who believe anything they're told.

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