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Letter: We can’t let hysteria fuel fear of Muslims

We can’t let hysteria fuel fear of Muslims

My family doctor is a Muslim. I gave no thought to his beliefs when I chose him to take care of me and my family. Actually, to me it seems beneficial that he came from the Middle East, as his training and experience are of a wider cultural and geographic range than those of most local physicians.

With full disclosure, I have been involved with hundreds of medical professionals in my many years as a serial entrepreneur. Still, my doctor remains among the very best I’ve ever worked with over the past 40 years. He is always spot-on as a diagnostician, yet will quickly recommend a specialist whenever necessary. His wisdom and sensitivity have greatly endeared him to my wife and children. With so much common distrust of our institutions, it is refreshing to be in the care of someone so deserving of our trust.

The fact that my primary caregiver is in good health means that my family and I will be his patients for years. If I meet my maker before he meets his, I would hope my doctor will say a Muslim prayer for me, as I would certainly offer a Christian prayer for him.

Joseph N. Weiss, Ph.D.