Monday, October 02, 2006

Wounded Brit Soldier Threatened in Birmingham Hospital

This goes somewhere beyond outrageous.

From the Telegraph (UK):
A paratrooper wounded in Afghanistan was threatened by a Muslim visitor to the British hospital where he is recovering.

Seriously wounded soldiers have complained that they are worried about their safety after being left on wards that are open to the public at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham.

On one occasion a member of the Parachute Regiment, still dressed in his combat uniform after being evacuated from Afghanistan, was accosted by a Muslim over the British involvement in the country.

"You have been killing my Muslim brothers in Afghanistan," the man said during a tirade.
Unfortunately, it's not an isolated incident:
A relative of the Para said the man had twice walked on to the ward where two other soldiers and four civilians were being treated without once being challenged by staff.

"It's not the best way to treat our returning men," he said. "They are nervous that these guys might attack them and, despite being paratroopers, they cannot defend themselves because of their injuries."
I'm sure that Americans would like to think that this treasonous behavior is limited to Great Britain. That's not the case. This asshole's "brothers" are also walking around with impunity in the United States.

Via Hot Air and The Jawa Report.