Revealed: Dragons’ Den doc’s Jew hate rants included sick ‘ogre-like Zionists’ slur

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Revealed: Dragons’ Den doc’s Jew hate rants included sick ‘ogre-like Zionists’ slur

Dr Asif Munaf’s recent comments on X (formerly Twitter) include saying 'the Zionist PR machine is slimy' and references to 'the Zionist antichrist'

Dr Asif Munaf on Dragons' Den
Dr Asif Munaf on Dragons' Den

A registered doctor who has appeared on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den has made a series of deeply antisemitic comments online. Dr Asif Munaf’s recent comments on X (formerly Twitter) include saying “the Zionist PR machine is slimy” and references to “the Zionist antichrist”.  

Dr Munaf promotes a website called The University of Masculinity and regularly posts videos about wellbeing. However, some of these are deeply misogynistic. For instance, one video on Instagram is titled Don’t Trust What Women Say.

In another video, Dr Munaf asks another man: “Have you ever met a beautiful feminist?”

That same Instagram account contains a saved story detailing his time within the NHS. He struck a similar tone in a post on X which said: “Have you ever met even a semi-average looking Zionist? Aren’t they all odiously ogre-like?”

Dr Munaf has also made disparaging comments about Hindus online.

Dr Asif Munaf on Dragons’ Den

Dr Munaf has previously spoken about the difficulties of being an NHS doctor and discussed his decision to leave with Hyphen, an outlet focused on the British and European Muslim community, just weeks ago. In 2019, he posted his NHS payslip online, following a discussion about doctor’s pay on the BBC’s Question Time.

Doctor’s trade union The British Medical Association (BMA) said:  “Dr Munaf is not a BMA elected representative and his views are absolutely not representative of the BMA in any way. Further, the BMA is clear there is no place for racism, sexism or discrimination of any kind within the NHS, medical profession or in wider society.”

Dr Munaf’s GMC registration means his fitness to practise must be evaluated periodically by a more senior doctor. His public entry on the register indicates he is connected to a company called MyLocum. When the Jewish News tried to contact the firm, they immediately hung up.

The GMC could not confirm whether or not an investigation was taking place. A spokesperson said: “We are clear that the standards expected of doctors on social media do not change when they are communicating online. When a serious concern is raised, we investigate to determine whether patient safety, or the public’s confidence in the medical profession, is at risk.”

Dr Munaf uses his medical credentials to gain credibility in the business world and on social media. His pitch to the Dragons was for a smoothie company. In the episode, he said he had used his medical understanding to develop the recipe. None of the business leaders on the show invested.

Dr Munaf now seems to be trying to establish himself as an online influencer, although he currently has a relatively modest following.

The content on social media raises concerns about whether he would treat Jewish, female and Hindu patients appropriately if required. These details come after it emerged in the Mail on Sunday that the head of Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir in the UK was practising as a GP in the NHS.

Dr Munaf did not respond to a request for comment.

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