Anti-Zionist doctor from The Apprentice suspended by medical tribunal pending GMC investigation

Asif Munaf is under investigation by the medical council and suspended from practising


Dr Asif Munaf (BBC)

Former Apprentice contestant DR Asif Munaf, has been suspended from practising medicine while the General Medical Council investigates his conduct.

Asif Munaf, who qualified as a doctor from the University of Hull under the name Mohammed Asif Munaf, was dropped from the Apprentice You’re fired, the show’s spinoff by the BBC after complaints were made about his social media posts.

Munaf - who owns a wellness brand - sparked a furious backlash when he used social media to call Zionism a “godless satanic cult” and labelled Zionists “odiously ogre-like".

He wrote of his children: “I pray they are strong enough physically, spiritually and psychologically to overcome the trial of the Zionist antichrist.”

The BBC reportedly sent Munaf on diversity training after the controversial posts came to light, but he continued to spout anti-Zionist rhetoric.

In January he wrote: “The Zionist mask is falling, and the world is waking up.

The day before Munaf was suspended on Thursday, he accused the GMC of being a “pawn” of the “Zionist lobby” and a “proxy” for “genocide.”

“What tremendous shame it is to see the regulatory body of an honourable profession be (ab)used as a pawn by the Zionist lobby in this a proxy tit-for-tat over their genocide. What a waste of time. What a waste of doctors registration fees. Absolute shame on you @gmcuk” wrote Munaf.

It was reported that the Campaign Against Antisemitism was prepared to make a formal complaint to the GMC about Munaf but it is not known how many complaints the body received about the disgraced doctor.

A GMC spokesperson told the JC:“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.”

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