Shock and Awe in Windsor, Ontario

Two cases that highlight the dark side of diversity.

“Wow! Are you ever nice and tight!”

It sounded like dialogue from some porn video, but the speaker was Dr. Bassam El-Tatari, a physician in Windsor, Ontario. The doctor was addressing one of his Canadian patients during a vaginal exam. 

“I was shocked,” the woman told reporters. “I immediately started looking for another doctor.” So did six other patients, who say that the doctor, whose full name is Bassam Mohamed Khalil Darwish El-Tatari, kissed female patients on the lips, squeezed their breasts, played with nipples, and showed excessive interest in women’s vaginal areas. 

This activity recalls Dr. Syed K. Zaidi, 41, of Granite Bay, California, a wealthy community near Sacramento. As several of his patients noted, the eager Dr. Zaidi liked to cup their naked buttocks, squeeze their breasts, and show a surge of attention during vaginal examinations. Even so, the California Medical Board did not lift Zaidi’s license and settled instead for five years probation. So far, Canadian authorities are taking sterner measures with Dr. Bassam El-Tatari.

Allegations dating back to 2009 have landed him in court on charges of sexual assault. One woman told the court “I never let him do another female exam again,” and three other victims have testified. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has allowed El-Tatari to retain his medical license but barred him from being alone with patients. The doctor, who trained in the Czech Republic, will face disciplinary hearings that could result in the loss of his license to practice medicine. As this plays out, a much more serious case has yet to reach the courtroom. 

In October of 2017, Habibullah Ahmad, 21, attacked Anne Widholm as she strolled on the Ganatchio trail in Windsor, Ontario. The 75-year-old grandmother suffered “the worst skull fractures I’ve seen in my 12 years here in Windsor,” as neurosurgeon Dr. Balraj Jhawar told reporters. The victim’s lacerated scalp, bruised face and fractured neck vertebrae were “among the most brutal things I’ve seen in my career.” The attack, Dr. Jr. Jhawar said, “is not just another assault,” but represents “a new, dark side of Windsor that we can’t let propagate.” 

Windsor police released no information about Ahmed’s motive in the “random” attack on Anne Widholm. The “Windsor man” also called himself “Daniel” but nothing else emerged about him. At the age of 21 he was not a minor but his booking photo did not appear in the media. Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens denounced “an unprovoked, vicious and random assault.” So in the official story, the mysterious Mr. Ahmad had simply decided to attack an elderly woman for no apparent reason. 

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, who campaigns against bullying, made no statement on the case and offered no public support for Anne Widholm. Hereditary Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who proclaims “diversity is our strength,” likewise ignored the attack.

Reporters have showed little curiosity about Habibullah Ahmad, who has yet to face trial on the attempted murder charge. In late October, 2017, Anne Widholm was upgraded from critical to serious condition. The next month, her husband Alf passed away, and as one report explained, “the victim of a senseless beating on the Ganatchio Trail last month has one more element of grief.” From the attacker’s point of view, the vicious beating was hardly senseless or “random.”

This was not a robbery or somebody looking to throw down with an equal. As the charge confirms Habibullah was trying to murder the 75-year-old woman, who did nothing to provoke the attack. Nobody was asking if Islamic injunctions to attack non-Muslims could have been the motive. That could explain Dr. Jahwar’s reference to “a new, dark side of Windsor that we can’t let propagate.” 

Windsor police have not responded to emails asking about the status of the case. Aside from the severity of the crime and the delay of justice, it bears similarities to Dr. Bassam El-Tatari’s sexual capers with his trusting patients.  In Western countries, Muslim men believe they are entitled to sexual favors from non-Muslim women, whether or not the women cooperate. 

That is the dynamic that leads doctors such as Bassam El-Tatari and Syed Zaidi to exploit their female non-Muslim patients. In the style of Hugh Hefner, the women are in effect playmates for the male’s gratification, and Allah is down with it. 

So it is entirely consistent that Dr. Bassam Mohamed Khalil Darwish El-Tatari should tell an exposed, vulnerable woman, “Wow! Are you ever nice and tight!” And Habibullah Ahmad’s attack on an aged, defenseless Christian woman is consistent with more than 100 Koranic verses commanding violence against non-Muslims

Such religiously motivated predation is certain to continue, unmatched by strong response. In Canada, anyone less than worshipful of Islam is smeared as an “Islamophobe.” In these conditions, nobody should be surprised if Dr. Bassam El-Tatari is fully acquitted and retains his medical license. Likewise, attempted murderer Habibullah Ahmad could easily get off with a tap on the wrist.