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Apprentice star Dr Asif Munaf is suspended from the medical register after he was dropped from BBC spin-off show for making ‘anti-Semitic remarks’


The Apprentice star Dr Asif Munaf has been suspended by the General Medical Council just one week after the BBC dropped him from their spin-off show for making ‘anti-Semitic remarks’.

It comes after calls were made for him to be struck off the medical register which he last week said he wasn’t shaken by.

Munaf – who owns his own wellness brand – sparked a furious backlash after he made a series of ‘anti-Jewish’ online posts, including calling Zionism a ‘satanic cult’ in the aftermath of Hamas‘ murderous October 7 attacks and calling Zionists ‘odiously ogre-like’.

He also wrote on social media that he was compiling a ‘list of sadistic doctors’ who were ‘supporting the Zionist genocide’ and labelled the ‘Zionist PR machine’ as ‘slimy’.

A GMC spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘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

‘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.’

Apprentice star Dr Asif Munaf has been suspended as a doctor over his string of 'anti-Semitic remarks' just one week after the BBC dropped him from the show

Apprentice star Dr Asif Munaf has been suspended as a doctor over his string of ‘anti-Semitic remarks’ just one week after the BBC dropped him from the show

It comes after the doctor was axed from the spin-off show after he made 'a stream of anti-Jewish' comments on social media

It comes after the doctor was axed from the spin-off show after he made ‘a stream of anti-Jewish’ comments on social media

His remarks caused outrage across the Jewish community, with the Board of Deputies of British Jews complaining to Tim Davie, the BBC director-general and Samir Shah, its chairman, about Dr Munaf being on the show.

Munaf previously hit out at the BBC, claiming ‘they did me dirty’ after the broadcaster dropped him from their spin-off show The Apprentice: You’re Fired! for his ‘anti-Jewish’ comments.

BBC bosses edited him out of the episode last week in the wake of the backlash and said that he will not be featuring in any future episodes.

Last week Munaf said he wasn’t shaken by calls to have him struck off the medical register over his ‘anti-Semitic remarks’.

In a series of posts of X, formerly Twitter, he wrote: ‘They have tried to get me struck off by referring me to the General Medical Council.

A GMC spokesperson told MailOnline: 'Dr Mohammed Munaf has been interim suspended pending the conclusion of a full GMC investigation'

A GMC spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Dr Mohammed Munaf has been interim suspended pending the conclusion of a full GMC investigation’

He was also accused by 'horrified' fellow contestants of making vile comments about women and 'only having sex with virgins'

He was also accused by ‘horrified’ fellow contestants of making vile comments about women and ‘only having sex with virgins’

‘They think this will shake me. It only strengthens me. Don’t they know that the exact amount of money I will make before I die was written before I was even conceived? I have absolute conviction in my Lords Decree.’

The candidate also said the show ‘isn’t the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my life’ after he was dropped from the spin-off You’re Fired.

He added: ‘Unlike most other candidates, the show is just one small chapter in my life. It’s not my entire personality. Nor is it the biggest thing I’ve done in my life. This is why they are beholden to the broadcaster and I am free. Alhamdulillah for Islam.’

In another Tweet, Dr Asif said: ‘Staying silent is the epitome of cowardice.’

He was also accused by ‘horrified’ fellow contestants of making vile comments about women and ‘only having sex with virgins’ – he quickly denied the claims.

‘Asif made the candidates feel uncomfortable. They were particularly shocked when they heard the way he spoke about sex and women,’ a source told The Sun.

The source added: ‘Crew members were also horrified and could not believe someone with this attitude had made it so far in the process.’



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