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UK Terrorist Doctors Inquired About Working In US

From those friends of terrorism at the Associated Press:

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The offices of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in Philadelphia.

2 UK Bomb Suspects Looked Into U.S. Jobs

By THOMAS WAGNER

LONDON (AP) — The FBI said Friday that two suspects in the failed car bombings in Britain had made inquiries about working in the United States, and an Iraqi doctor arrested at the attack on Glasgow airport became the first person charged in the terror plot…

An FBI spokeswoman said Friday that two of the suspects – Mohammed Asha, 26, and another man whose name she didn’t give – contacted the Philadelphia-based Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, confirming a story first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Asha, a Jordanian physician of Palestinian heritage, contacted the agency within the last year, but apparently did not take the test for foreign medical school graduates, said the spokeswoman, Nancy O’Dowd.

“He was applying. We don’t believe he took the test,” she said.

Stephen Seeling, the commission’s vice president of operations, said FBI agents visited the office in West Philadelphia this week, but said he could not discuss details about what they were looking for because of privacy rules.

The nonprofit commission verifies the credentials of foreign medical school graduates, evaluates individuals’ medical knowledge and administers exams. It represents just one step in a process foreigners must go through to obtain training as a medical resident in the U.S.

“We’re a vetting organization that reviews applicants at the early stages,” Seeling said.

There is no guarantee an applicant certified by the commission will ever practice medicine in the U.S. Seeling noted decisions about whether to issue visas to foreign doctors lies with federal immigration officials…

Just think, if we already had the blessings of “Hillary Care” these two worthies might have ended up here.

For it is painfully clear that the UK has had to import so many foreign doctors of questionable background because of its “national health.”

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 7th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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