Michigan: Muslim candidate for governor touts doctor credentials – but never practiced medicine

Source: El-Sayed touts his doctor credentials — but he never practiced medicine – Crain’s Detroit Business

Abdul El-Sayed has made his doctor credentials the focal point of his campaign for governor, offering a “Medicare for all” state-run health insurance program last week as the prescription to fix what ails the state”s economy and people.

But El-Sayed is not licensed to practice medicine in Michigan, according to state records, a fact he tends to omit from his resume in campaign literature, in which he uses the professional title of “physician.”

On the campaign trail, in published commentaries and at debates with other candidates vying to be Michigan’s next chief executive, El-Sayed, a progressive Democratic firebrand, routinely talks about being a doctor and has made strong suggestions that he has practiced medicine.

“I’m a doctor,” El-Sayed said during the May 31 bipartisan gubernatorial debate at the Mackinac Policy Conference. “I’m the only person up on this stage who has had to deliver a diagnosis — and then watch as somebody had to worry about how they were going to pay for it, let alone what the treatment was for that ailment. That should never happen in Michigan.”

El-Sayed made similar comments about diagnosing ailments in a June 6 speech in front of the Spirit of Detroit statute, where he laid out his vision of a single-payer government-run health insurance system that abolishes premiums, copays and the need for the Blue Cross Blue Shields of the world to exist.

“I’m the only person running for governor who has had to look somebody in the eye, deliver a diagnosis, and then realize that their worst day that week wasn’t the day they got their diagnosis,” El-Sayed told supporters. “It was the day they realized they didn’t have the means for payment for their care.”

Columbia University records show El-Sayed graduated in 2014 with a Medical Doctorate degree from the prestigious Ivy League school. Before med school, El-Sayed earned a doctorate degree in public health from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar.

El-Sayed says he worked as a sub-intern during med school at NewYork-Presbyterian’s Allen Hospital near the Bronx, where he treated patients as part of his study of medicine.

“My job was, in effect, to be the junior doctor who took care of the patient,” El-Sayed said in a June 1 speech in Southfield, where he detailed his “Michicare” single-payer plan.

As part of their education, fourth-year medical school students go on rounds with attendant doctors in hospitals.

“But you don’t do diagnosis — you’re still a student,” said Mohammed Arsiwala, M.D., a Livonia internist and president-elect of the Michigan State Medical Society. “You’re under supervision. You can’t do patient management.”

Arsiwala, a member of the Michigan Board of Medicine, the state’s physician-licensing body, thinks El-Sayed is walking a fine line in publicly presenting his medical credentials as a candidate for governor.

“Once you finish medical school, you can call yourself a doctor,” Arsiwala said. “But if you’re not practicing medicine, I don’t think you should call yourself one. If you don’t have a license, how are you going to call yourself a physician?”

El-Sayed dismisses questions about his use of the terms doctor and physician.

“I have a degree that’s called a Medical Doctorate, which makes me a medical doctor,” El-Sayed said in an interview with Crain’s. “People are going to try and chip away, they always do. That’s the nature of politics.”

Whether it matters that the doctor never practiced medicine clinically is up for Democratic voters to decide in the Aug. 7 primary.

But one could argue El-Sayed’s campaign literature showing him wearing a doctor’s white lab coat is akin to graduating from law school and presenting yourself as an attorney — even though you never took or passed the bar exam.

Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic Party establishment’s favorite for the gubernatorial nomination, has had a license to practice law in Michigan since November 1998, according the State Bar of Michigan. But we almost never hear her say, “as an attorney” in talking about issues she champions. Ditto for Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Republican front runner for governor.


el-Sayed’s background and his self-portrayal is rife with controversy. Wasn’t eight years of slick-talking, misleading, pro-sharia, open borders, big government, welfare-state politics enough?  Abdul el-Sayed -also appears to have found a loophole to become an eligible candidate. via Abdul El-Sayed clears eligibility hurdle in bid for Michigan governor

Earlier this month, the state Bureau of Elections dismissed challenges from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar and others who argued that El-Sayed’s stint living and working in New York made him ineligible to run for governor this year.

Bridge Magazine first reported in early February that prominent Democrats worried about El-Sayed’s candidacy because voting records showed he was registered to vote in New York as recently as 2015.

The Michigan Constitution requires gubernatorial candidates to be “qualified electors” of Michigan for four years preceding the election.

Even though El-Sayed registered and voted in New York while he was in medical school, he was never removed from the voting rolls in Michigan. In a ruling, Michigan Elections Director Sally Williams noted that El-Sayed was continuously registered in the state since 2003.

“Dr. El-Sayed’s voter registration record could not have been canceled unless the state received specific written confirmation that he had changed his residence for voting purposes or until two consecutive federal general elections passed without him voting in Michigan,” Williams wrote. “Neither of those necessary events occurred.”


What else is el-Sayed faking or being less than truthful about? 

Recall el-Sayed’s immediate family links to Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. and his own membership in the Brotherhood-founded MSA (a group that has graduated dozens of jihadis).

Not to mention how he, and the Muslims he represent feel about non-Muslims that aren’t interested in sharia.

Democrat Abdul el-Sayed told his opponent, “you may not hate Muslims, but I’ll tell you, Muslims definitely hate you!”


If any of that were not enough, he’s also a Soros-funded candidate, via Soros Funded Muslim Trojan Horse – Abdul El-Sayed – Wants To Govern Michigan

Abdul El-Sayed is a Muslim who appears to have been hand-selected by the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans for just this kind of role, he having been awarded a “Fellowship…to support work towards an MD/PhD in Social Medicine and Social Medicine at Columbia University.” [source, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship]

24 thoughts on “Michigan: Muslim candidate for governor touts doctor credentials – but never practiced medicine

  1. As a Michigan resident, I will be at the polls in my area actively speaking out against this Muslim piece of garbage Charlatan! Pray with me that he never makes it to any position of authority. Fellow Michiganders, join me in speaking out and discrediting this muslim liar! That’s what these savages do to get into power- LIE, LIE, LIE! Don’t let this happen in our state!!!!

    • Wake up America !!!!!!!
      “Farewell to England”
      This is an interesting “Farewell to England” list of Islamic accomplishments in that country that I thought might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah; that’s the takeover of a nation without going to war. Don’t think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred. It’s time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye America party
      Here’s what has already happened to England within a few years of opening their borders without entry control:
      How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:
      Mayor of London .. MUSLIM
      Mayor of Birmingham .. MUSLIM
      Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM
      Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM
      Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLim
      Mayor of Oxford .. MUSLIM
      Mayor of Luton …. MUSLIM
      Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM
      Mayor of Rochdale … MUSLIM
      All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population:
      Over 3,000 Muslim Mosque
      Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts
      Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils
      Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK
      Muslim Women.. 78% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
      Muslim Men… 63% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
      Muslim Families… 6-8 children on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT where a jizya tax has been paid to the muslim clerics!!

    • As a former Michigan physician I am pleasantly astonished how well you know the islamic agenda.
      I am praying for your activism and applaud you for spurring others to SPEAK out.

      • When you get MI fixed, they need a lot of help in Minnesota. Those poor folks a are up with the non-assimilating muslim population. I’m retired and moved to Tenn. from Central Oh. A huge difference here.

        • Welcome to the South! I live in northern Alabama and love Tennessee (not the football team though 😉).

          I stay informed of the local news in Tennessee and it is being invaded by the Muslims as well and several large mosques have been built in the state. Hope y’all can stop them from building any more.

          • Thanks. I live in far east Tn. Nashville is as bad with muslim population, as cent. Oh. Ohio has a Somali population that is out of hand.

          • Chain migration is mostly Central America and that is a problem! Obama was bringing in muslims by the tens of thousands and spreading them in areas that couldn’t fight back and were basically democrat. Now that the invasion has started the progressives are pushing for Americans to assimilate to muslims!

  2. The statement “But, muslims hate you” says it all! Reprehensible cretins still living in the 7th century!!!!

  3. I have been concerned at how many of our medical “professionals” are from filthy, third world places where even basic sanitation is unknown. How do these persons who grew up in the most horrendous conditions suddenly become medical practitioner who even if they do speak some English have thick accents that make them extremely difficult to understand. Peoples lives are in jeopardy not only from the misunderstanding but of infections due to the poor sanitation. Certainly a person who may have a Jewish name is putting his life in jeopardy going to a muslim practitioner. I am fearful that these medical people are totally incompetent and have gotten through schools using their thick accents and islamophobia as covers.

    • Totally agree with you.
      As a retired 75 y/o physician I have had many experiences and also time to study Islam.
      I pray that you will continue to voice your opinion and continue learning more about what drives these people.

  4. Nothing unusual here! Moslems lie as a way of life. Comes from their spiritual bankruptcy. If mohammad can ‘miracle’ himself to Jerusalem then this guy can ‘miracle’ himself a doctor.

  5. Listen up fools. Muslims are forbidden to save the life of a non believer. They do not honor any government other than Sharia Laws, and every damn one of them Muslims will kill you as soon as there are no witnesses that will say it was a Muslim attack. Their Muhammad was a Liar, his Allah was the greatest of Liars, and Satan is the Greatest of Liars, so there is only one thing to do, local cleanout of the sewer system with a Muslim scrub.

  6. Everyone who reads this article should spread his statement far and wide. It is the first true statement from a muslim that we have ever heard.
    Democrat Abdul el-Sayed told his opponent, “you may not hate Muslims, but I’ll tell you, Muslims definitely hate you!”

    I repeat:::
    Democrat Abdul el-Sayed told his opponent, “you may not hate Muslims, but I’ll tell you, Muslims definitely hate you!”

  7. Muslim doctor hmm- one of the very first terrorist attacks, the one in London was done by Muslim doctors, who made sure to place secondary explosives for the first responders who arrived to help the victims.

    AAAANd more recently : “We are 45 doctors and we are determined to undertake jihad and take the battle inside America.

    “The first target which will be penetrated by nine brothers is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy.” This is thought to have been a reference to the USS John F Kennedy, which is often at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1556553/45-Muslim-doctors-planned-US-terror-raids.html

  8. Islamic man say, ” I am astrophysicist (with many letters after name, but he knows not what the letters mean) the world is flat like magic carpet, allah says so. Do NOT challenge brain cell devoted to logic or I kill you.

    • I love it! I actually went to the Jeff Dunham dead terrorist voice as I read this! Thank you for a good laugh! And it’s spot on! They are all lying sacks of crap!

  9. I’m from Michigan and before I read this I knew I wasn’t voting for any of these turds, Schuette gonna get my vote!

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