The NYT attempts humor

In an article about the leadership of Hamas, the NYT starts with a charming anecdote about a doctor who obviously does not believe in the Hippocratic oath.

In an interview a few years ago, Mahmoud Zahar, a surgeon and senior leader of the radical Islamic movement Hamas, was asked his medical specialty.

"Thyroids: I'm very good at cutting throats," Dr. Zahar said, drawing his forefinger across his neck as a rare smile spread across his face.

Ed Lasky   2 04 06

In an article about the leadership of Hamas, the NYT starts with a charming anecdote about a doctor who obviously does not believe in the Hippocratic oath.

In an interview a few years ago, Mahmoud Zahar, a surgeon and senior leader of the radical Islamic movement Hamas, was asked his medical specialty.

"Thyroids: I'm very good at cutting throats," Dr. Zahar said, drawing his forefinger across his neck as a rare smile spread across his face.

Ed Lasky   2 04 06