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Saturday, April 23, 2005 

Nation of Immigrants? Or Racists?

I always thought that America was considered a nation of Immigrants...
Apparently in the UK this is a racial slur! If only we could have their dental hygiene then maybe we'll be as good as them... Check this out:

Calling someone an immigrant can be a racial slur, court rules
By Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor
(Filed: 23/04/2005)

Using the word "immigrant" can justify treating an assault as racially aggravated, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

The court decided that a judge should not have thrown out a charge of racially aggravated assault against a woman who attacked a GP after referring to him as "an immigrant doctor".

Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, an offence is racially aggravated if the offender demonstrates hostility based on the victim's membership of a racial group. Judge Breen decided at Luton Crown Court in January that the word "immigrant" did not meet this definition. But three appeal judges said yesterday he should have left the matter to the jury. The case was referred to the Court of Appeal on a point of law by the Attorney General.

The court heard that the defendant, Mrs D, took her three-year-old son to a surgery because he had a rash. Dr Hair Newal said she should come back if the symptoms developed. When Mrs D demanded a diagnosis, he suggested she find another doctor.

She replied: "I can't find another doctor. All the good doctors are taken up by asylum seekers and I am left with an immigrant doctor."

She then tried to grab her son's medical records. In the struggle, Dr Newal received scratches to his head.

Doesn't someone sound a bit frustrated about the rampant illegal immigration to the UK and the effect on their hospitals? I can only imagine how the schools are being affected!

But what I don't get, the story says; "Mrs D, took her three year old son to a surgery because he had a rash."

Ok, putting aside the apparent grammatical mistake, unless that's some weird British euphemism, why is she taking her son to a surgeon (or surgery) for a rash?? Put some lotion on the kid for crying out loud! Then share some of that lotion for the Doc's head after you scratched it up! Yikes...

Whatever you do, do not mention the immigration problems lady!
"I immigrant, you racist... I sue, ACLU"

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