The Muslim first-year resident in medicine at the Cleveland Clinic was fired last week after violently anti-Semitic tweets surfaced, including one in which she bragged she will “purposely give Jews the wrong medications.”
She is now asking for forgiveness from “the Jewish community.”
Her apology runs with the typical faux-apology “This is not who I am” theme.
Most likely her so-called “heartfelt sorrow” is due to having gotten caught tweeting her hate-filled rants.
And also because the ACLJ is urging the State of Ohio to revoke her medical license.
Addressing the issue of her medical license isn’t about revenge or even punishment– this individual was caught when feeling she could be most herself– on social media, writing opening, with no concern about repercussions. This is when we see who people really are. The main issue here is this: Can a person who went through medical school and all that training, *and who still articulates a desire and willingness to harm patients for whatever reason– be allowed to to remain in a position where you hold the life and death of people in your hands.
The answer for a civilized society must be no.
….Lara Kollab — a graduate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine — has faced calls for the revocation of her medical license over dozens of tweets she made between 2011 and 2017, including a 2012 threat to “purposely give all the yahood the wrong meds.” The Arabic term “yahood” means Jews in English….
In a lengthy blog post published on Friday, Kollab commented publicly for the first time to the controversy.
Several social media comments posted on my twitter account years ago have surfaced recently, causing pain, anguish, and a public outcry. I wish sincerely and unequivocally to apologize for the offensive and hurtful language contained in those posts. This statement is not intended to excuse the content of the posts, but rather to demonstrate that those words do not represent who I am and the principles I stand for today…