"Unstable" Muselmaniac stabs Neurosurgeon Dr Michael Wong in foyer of Western Hospital in Footscray

Who is minding the gate?

Andrew Bolt

A man charged with the attempted murder of a neurosurgeon at a Melbourne hospital is in an unstable mental state, a court has heard.

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Once again, I would like some assurances on how our immigration program is being run to our benefit. Yes, we import families who produce brilliant medicos, but we also seem to import people seemingly ill-equipped to join in:

Kareem Al-Salami, 48, was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed highly respected surgeon and award-winning researcher Dr Michael Wong in the foyer at the Western Hospital in Footscray about 8.30am…

His lawyer said the man spoke “very broken English” and was assisted by an Arabic interpreter during the police interview, but not while speaking with his lawyer.

A Musel-man charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a neurosurgeon as he arrived for work at a Melbourne Hospital needs medical help, a court has heard.

Kareem Al-Salami, 48, was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed highly respected surgeon and award-winning researcher Dr Michael Wong in the foyer at the Western Hospital in Footscray about 8.30am.

The 43-year-old doctor is undergoing surgery.

Defence counsel Rainer Martini said Mr Al-Salami, of Sunshine, was on a large amount of medication and needed to be seen by a forensic nurse.

“I have concerns about his mental state… concerns about what he might do to himself,” Mr Martini told magistrate Duncan Reynolds.

A balding and greying Mr Al-Salami closed his eyes during the brief filing hearing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Mr Al-Salami was charged with attempted murder, intentionally causing serious injury, intentionally causing serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, recklessly causing serious injury and recklessly causing serious injury in circumstances of gross violence.

His lawyer said the man spoke “very broken English” and was assisted by an Arabic interpreter during the police interview, but not while speaking with his lawyer.

Mr Martini said he believed Mr Al-Salami understood he would be remanded in custody until his next court appearance, on May 13.

He said police had concerns, but Mr Al-Salami was determined to be fit to be interviewed

Meanwhile colleagues have pledged their support for the Dr Wong, a Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Police take a statement after the incident.

Police take a statement after the incident.

He is also Head of Neurosurgery at the Western Hospital, specialising in the care of patients with intracranial problems, spinal problems and peripheral nerves disorder.

He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.

The 43-year-old also conducts his private practice at Epworth Eastern, where the hospital’s Acting Executive Director Malcolm Wells said Dr Wong was a highly-respected member of the surgical team.

“The Epworth community was shocked and saddened to hear of the attack and sends heartfelt wishes of support to Dr Wong and his family and colleagues,” Mr Wells said.

Other colleagues have reacted in disbelief after hearing news of the attack this morning.

Police investigate after a stabbing at the Western Hospital in Footscray.

Police investigate after a stabbing at the Western Hospital in Footscray. Picture: Nine News / @LauraTurner_9

Dr Wong has also undertaken extensive research, including work into a novel therapy for malignant brain tumour. His efforts were awarded the prestigious Peter Leech Prize for the best scientific research by the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia in 2007.

Western Health acting chief executive Russell Harrison commended staff and the public who quickly dragged the injured surgeon to safety.

“The staff have done a remarkable job, and the individuals who helped out,” he said.

“We are very proud of the way staff have responded.”

He said attacks of this kind on hospital staff were “significantly rare”.

Mr Harrison said he’d called for a review of security practices at the hospital after the attack.

“I have asked for an investigation to be commenced,” he said. “We will look at the processes around what we need to do around these instances.”

He apologised on behalf of the hospital for a staff member being injured.

“We’re very sorry this has happened to the individual,” he said. “He was turning up for work. He was coming to do a days work. He’d literally parked his car and was coming through the entrance.

“We’re working with staff here to make sure he makes a full recovery.

“Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family.”

10 thoughts on “"Unstable" Muselmaniac stabs Neurosurgeon Dr Michael Wong in foyer of Western Hospital in Footscray”

  1. Well just about any person who adheres to Islam has a dubious mental state to start with but what’s the bet that Dr Wong had treated a female relative of this member of the Borg?

  2. Agree Bronson – this is almost certainly the cause – has happened before so there is precedent to consider this as the cause,

  3. So if he was a white man then would his religious choice matter? would you then say ‘what is a christian thug doing here?’ Patrick – we all know who are the animals in this country. We all know the horrific history of Australia. We also know how you, ‘White/Christian/so-called Australians’, treated the Aboriginal people who are the true owners of this land. Please do not insult our intelligence. Bloody hypocrites!

    1. And you, muselmanic hate monger, who gave you a mandate to speak for Aboriginals? How did you sneak through customs and immigration, you dog?

  4. More than likely as Bronson said the doctor treated a female relative of this unhinged Muslim savage. (Aren’t they all)

    Doctor was on TV tonite.

  5. As a person with Aboriginal heritage I feel insulted every time someone tells me I’m the real animal because of my white skin and Christian beliefs.
    What Aboriginal Australian agrees with attacking attacking doctors?

  6. @Hate hypocracy

    “Please do not insult our intelligence.”

    Who is this collective “our” that you claim to speak for?

    We already know, based upon your name that your intelligence is already rather questionably low.

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