Apprentice candidate who welcomed 7/10 attacks accuses Israel of ‘weaponising the Holocaust’

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Apprentice candidate who welcomed 7/10 attacks accuses Israel of ‘weaponising the Holocaust’

EXCLUSIVE: Dr Asif Munaf, who appears in the new series of the show this week, has continued his social media tirade after receiving 'specialised training to understand why his posts may cause offence' from the BBC

Asif Munaf posted that 'the Zionist mask is falling and the world is waking up'
Asif Munaf posted that 'the Zionist mask is falling and the world is waking up'

A contestant on The Apprentice has taken to social media 24 hours before the launch of the new series to accuse Israel of “weaponising the Holocaust”.

Jewish News last week reported that Dr Asif Munaf, who sells a “bespoke vitamin and supplement range”, doubled down on previous offensive remarks on social media, despite receiving “specialised training to understand why his posts may cause offence’, according to a spokesperson for the programme.

Since then, he has reposted tweets accusing Israel of war crimes, a post by Wahid Shaida, the UK head of newly outlawed Islamist terror group Hizb ut-Tahrir, praising “Zionist” newspaper Haaretz for referring to “ethnic cleansing” in Gaza, and personally written that “The Zionist mask is falling and the world is waking up” to his more than 2,500 Twitter followers.

Pic: Twitter, Dr Asif Munaf
Pic: Twitter Dr Asif Munaf
Pic: Twitter, 7th October 2023, Dr Asif Munaf

Following the Hamas terror atrocities of 7 October, Munaf wrote on Twitter: “One of my sons will liberate Palestine.”

Approached by Jewish News, a spokesperson for the General Medical Council (GMC) said: “The standards expected of doctors on social media do not change when they are communicating online” and that “doctors must not express their personal beliefs (including political, religious, and moral beliefs) to patients in ways that are likely to cause them distress.  And they must not unfairly discriminate against patients or colleagues by allowing their personal views to affect their professional relationships or the treatment they provide or arrange.”

The GMC added: “Our standards on personal beliefs are clear that when sharing opinions or raising awareness around certain issues, doctors must consider how doing so may affect the public’s trust and perception of the profession.”

Jewish News has approached the BBC and Dr Munaf for comment. Munaf recently wrote: “What the worst they can do – cancel me?”

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