Abdul Wahid suspended from job as doctor after Hizb ut-Tahrir proscription

Dr Abdul Wahid. Pic: Twitter.

The ex leader of the now-banned Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain has been suspended from his job as a GP following the proscription of the organisation and a media campaign.

The Jewish News reported yesterday that “a source close to NHS England” confirmed that Abdul Wahid (whose real name is Dr Wahid Shaida) had been suspended by the regulator.

Dr Wahid has been a GP in Harrow for more than 25 years and has an unblemished record in the profession.

But since October he has been attacked by right-wing media and journalists for his strong views supporting the Palestinian resistance and criticising the Israeli assault on Gaza.

Following an interview on Talk TV, host Piers Morgan sent out public social media messages complaining to medical regulators about Dr Wahid.

And last week Hizb ut-Tahrir was officially proscribed as a “terrorist organisation,” which makes belonging to/or inviting support for the group a criminal offence.

Hizb ut-Tahrir has pledged to challenge the proscription by “all legal means,” denying all the government’s accusations and saying that the action “is a desperate measure to censor debate about the genocide in Palestine and to stop Islam’s just political alternative.”

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Dr Wahid has not publicly commented on the Jewish News report, but did post a message on social media after the story was posted, saying:

Meanwhile, lawyer and activist, Fahad Ansari, posted on X saying that the decision to suspend Dr Wahid was “McCarthyism.”

The General Medical Council told Jewish News: “We are only able to confirm the publicly available information about individual doctors as it appears on the medical register. Dr Shaida is registered with a licence to practise. It should be noted that local restrictions may be in place from an employer.”

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