An NHS worker has been sacked after bosses learned of posts on his Facebook page supporting Islamic State and claiming that HIV is sent to punish those who have sex outside marriage.
Abdurrahman Siddique was dismissed from Hammersmith Hospital on Friday after the Sunday Mirror contacted his bosses with its findings.
Siddique, a conference administrator, had used his open Facebook page to claim IS butchers were doing "a fine job". His bosses said he had been sacked for bringing the trust which runs the hospital into disrepute. He was also caught posting offers to abuse a staff discount scheme.
Siddique, who is in his late 20s and lives in London, made a series of inflammatory comments after starting his job at the hospital in West London last October. During a Facebook discussion about his beliefs on November 17, he used an Islamic term for adultery, writing: "A man commits zina and Allah punishes him immediately in the form of HIV."
And on July 31 last year he gave his backing to Islamic State three days after a video was released showing its thugs shooting dead dozens of handcuffed captives.
He wrote: “I take a neutral stance on ISIS for the time being. I won’t be giving any baiyah (pledge of allegiance) until I know they are definitely upon the truth. However, I must say that they are doing a fine job so far.”
On the execution of British hostage Alan Henning by so-called Jihadi John, he claimed the aid worker deserved to die because of his crime of “kufr” – being a non-believer. He also sneered at Ahmed Merabet, the Muslim police officer gunned down by terrorist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi in Paris earlier this month.
He wrote: “He clearly didn’t know that willfully working for a secular state as a law enforcer is an act of kufr.”
A spokesman for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust said of Siddique: “After examining the individual’s public Facebook page, which makes a clear link to their role at the trust, we dismissed the individual for gross misconduct.
"This relates to comments which bring the trust into disrepute, and others that show plans to misuse a staff benefit scheme.”