March 2, 2007, - 4:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: The Judge in this case, who imposed almost no punishment for this disgusting, warped crime, is New Jersey Superior Court Judge Frederick DeVesa of Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick. Thanks to the many readers who sent the info. ****
This story is absolutely sickening. But what’s even more sickening than the crime is the “punishment.”
Muslim doctor, Ahmed Rashed, MD, who now practices medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in New York (Hello, Maimonides? Anyone home . . . ?), severed a hand from a cadaver in New Jersey and gave it to a stripper as a gift (how romantic). In response, you’d think he’d get some jail time and certainly lose his license to practice medicine.
BUT YOU WOULD BE WRONG. No, for stealing a dead person’s hand, he got a slap on the wrist. Actually, not even that. The idiotic New Jersey judge (**** UPDATE: he’s New Jersey Superior Court Judge Frederick DeVesa ****)–who AP unfortunately declined to name; why?!–set aside sentencing for 15 months, and told Rashed he will drop all charges if Rashed stays out of trouble. And he can still practice medicine. All he got was a $5,000 fine. It’s absurd. Beyond absurd.
More of this disgusting story:
Rashed gave the hand to exotic dancer Linda Kay, 31, during a visit to the club where she worked. He got to know her while he was a first-year medical student in 2002. She wanted a cadaver’s hand, authorities said, and he complied.
Geist said his client removed the hand from a cadaver at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark that was scheduled for cremation, and was unaware that what he did was illegal. He graduated in 2005.
Authorities said the hand was found in a jar on Kay’s dresser in her home last summer. Friends have said she called it “Freddy.”
Kay was charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. She enrolled in a counseling program, and if she complies with its terms for one year, her criminal record will be erased.
Rashed had been in a residency program at Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles, but will continue his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York.
If you live in the New York area, I’d say it’s probably not a good idea to use as your doctor a man who thinks it’s okay to sever infidel cadavers’s body parts as gifts for infidel strippers.
But I’m sure it had nothing to do with his religion or the barbarism often accompanying it. Because Infidel doctors sever hands of dead bodies for their stripper friends all of the time all over America. Right?
Stay tuned. . . . There’s a lot more to this story.
Tags: Ahmed Rashed, America, exotic dancer, Frederick DeVesa, judge, Linda Kay, Los Angeles, Maimonides Medical Center, Martin Luther King Hospital, Middlesex County Courthouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Jersey Superior Court, New York, Newark, University of Medicine and Dentistry, USD