BBC Apprentice doctor suspended by medical regulator

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BBC Apprentice doctor suspended by medical regulator

Dr Asif Munaf will be investigated by the General Medical Council following his stream of anti-Israel slurs and conspiracy myths on social media

23 Feb 2024. Twitter. Dr Asif Munaf
23 Feb 2024. Twitter. Dr Asif Munaf

A former contestant on The Apprentice has been suspended by the General Medical Council following a series of vile and offensive remarks about Israel, Zionists, Hindus and women.

Before the new series of the BBC1 show, Dr Asif Munaf used his Twitter account to criticise “odious ogre-like” Zionists and “the Zionist antichrist”.

As reported by Jewish News, Munaf accused Israel of “weaponising the Holocaust” and following the Hamas terror atrocities of 7 October, wrote on Twitter: “One of my sons will liberate Palestine.”

Munaf, who sells a “bespoke vitamin and supplement range”, made the remarks despite receiving “specialised training to understand why his posts may cause offence’, according to a spokesperson for the BBC programme.

On 21 February Dr Munaf referred to the GMC as a “pawn being (ab)used by the Zionist lobby.”

Finally acting after weeks of complaints, the broadcaster recently edited out the losing contestant from an episode of The Apprentice spin-off series You’re Fired, following a series of antisemitic, anti-Hindu and misogynistic remarks on social media.

Since leaving the programme, Dr Munaf has continued to post abusive content on his account.

A GMC spokesperson told Jewish News: “Dr Mohammed Munaf has been interim suspended pending the conclusion of a full GMC investigation. An Interim Orders Tribunal of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service imposed the interim suspension on his practice yesterday (Thursday, 22 February).

“We are acutely aware of the concerns that have been raised regarding Dr Munaf, and we will take action where concerns suggest patient safety or the public’s confidence in doctors may be at risk.”

Pic: Twitter Dr Asif Munaf
Twitter, Dr Asif Munaf
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