Friday, June 17, 2016


Excerpted from the NYT 6/17/2016

"When Dr. Joseph Ibrahim heard that the attack at the Pulse nightclub may have been linked to terrorism, he caught himself fearing any kind of link to his own Muslim, Middle-Eastern roots.

Ibrahim, who heads the trauma unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center, spent hours repairing gunshot wounds in the bodies of Latino men and women, many of whom were the sons and daughters of immigrants, too. 

Yanked from bed at 2:15 a.m., he was doing what he had trained for. But it was hard to escape the pairing: the son of one Muslim immigrant from the Middle East trying to save the lives of mostly gay Latinos whom another son of Muslim immigrants tried to kill, all in a chunk of verdant Florida built on Disney joy."