Fury over ‘vile’ Apprentice star Dr Asif Munaf’s ‘foreign bride service’: Ex-NHS doctor sparks backlash after starting business to help Muslim men find North African wives because ‘a lot of brothers are sick of feminism’
A former NHS doctor turned Apprentice star has been branded ‘disgusting and sexist’ for spearheading a ‘foreign bride service’ to help British Muslim men ‘sick of feminism’ marry women to find the foreign country.
Dr Asif Munaf, a candidate in the next series of The Apprentice, has been criticized for suggesting there is too much feminism in the UK and claiming women working in the corporate world ‘have very high testosterone levels’.
The Sheffield-based former doctor, who now owns a wellness brand, has launched the University of Manhood – Muslim Passport Bros to connect ‘professional brothers from the UK’ with women in North Africa, the Sun reports.
In a video that has resurfaced, he claimed there is “a real problem in the UK” where women “absorb a lot of male ideals in terms of competitiveness and being blunt”. He also asked in another clip ‘have you ever met a beautiful feminist?’
The revelation comes just days after the doctor was forced by the BBC to take part in diversity and inclusion training after he was accused of making a series of ‘anti-Semitic’ comments online.
Former NHS doctor turned Apprentice star Dr Asif Munaf has been embroiled in a sexism row after claiming there was too much feminism in the UK
In a video that has resurfaced, he claimed there is “a real problem in the UK” where women “absorb a lot of male ideals in terms of competitiveness and being blunt”
His most recent comments sparked backlash from Labor MP and women’s rights campaigner Jess Phillips who called out the BBC for recruiting Dr Munaf for the programme’s 18th series.
She told the paper: ‘It’s a vile and sexist attitude that sees women as something that can be traded for servitude and submission. There is a word for it – slavery.
“The BBC should have done their due diligence, spotted this and banned him from the show.”
Throughout the unearthed footage, Dr Munaf discussed the marriage service. He said: ‘Many brothers have become sick of feminism in the West in general.
‘If you’re a woman in the corporate world all your life, you’re going to rub shoulders with a lot of men.
‘It’s osmosis – you’re going to absorb a lot of masculine ideals in terms of competitiveness, being blunt – that’s a real problem in the UK.’
The comments were made in September as part of the 34-year Male Mastery series.
He said: ‘We actually set up a service in the summer, me and my friend. It is called the University of Manhood — Muslim Passport Bros.
Dr Munaf boasts of his ‘extremely high IQ’ and good looks
The former doctor, from Sheffield, will be among 18 hopefuls on the 2024 line-up trying to secure funding from Lord Alan Sugar for their business ventures.
Dr Munaf asked ‘have you ever met a beautiful feminist?’ in a derogatory video and is said to have posted an Instagram clip titled ‘Don’t Trust What Women Say’
‘We need to help vet a lot of sisters in Morocco and match them with guys who are suitably aged in the UK, guys who are professionals. We match them with the right ladies in Morocco.
“It’s good because there’s a big gap in what the women in the West have to offer and what the brothers want.”
The former Dragon’s Den star boasts of his ‘extremely high IQ’ and good looks.
The University of Masculinity account on X previously retweeted a series of posts by misogynistic influencer Andrew Tate.
Tate (37), his brother Tristan (35) and two Romanian women – Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel – were charged in June with human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women – allegations they deny.
Speaking of women living in the UK, the doctor said: ‘You know women who have very high testosterone levels – corporate ‘boss baby’ mentality. Brothers are like: ‘Khalas (stop) I’m done with this mentality, I’m going to Morocco.
“I’ve noticed that a part of the world right now is probably one of the least prone to feminism, because even in the Middle East I’ve seen vestiges of feminism come through.”
He is also said to have posted an Instagram clip titled ‘Don’t Trust What Women Say’.
The former Dragon’s Den star (pictured) boasts of his ‘extremely high IQ’ and good looks
Dr Munaf appeared on series 15 of Dragon’s Den where he put his smoothie company ‘DATE Smoothie’ to the test
Dr Munaf described his biggest business success to date as ‘starting a business while working 12-hour shifts as a doctor during Covid’
MailOnline has contacted Dr Munaf and the BBC for comment.
The doctor told the Sun he was ‘not offering a service to men to travel to find a wife’ but ‘letting them know it’s an option’, as part of his coaching for divorced, practicing Muslim men.
He said he aimed for divorced Muslim men to “find happiness with another partner” who “shared the same cultural and religious beliefs”, adding that he advised they “do it abroad rather than in the UK can find’.
Last week it emerged that Dr Munaf had made comments on X in which he said Zionists were a ‘wicked, satanic cult’ that he looked ‘abominably like’, and said he hoped his children were ‘strong enough’ to ‘defeat the trial of the Zionist antichrist’.
A spokesperson for The Apprentice said: ‘After filming took place we were made aware of concerns about social media posts Asif had made after leaving the process.
‘As soon as we were alerted, we took immediate action and spoke to Asif about this in detail. Asif took part in specialized training to understand why his posts might cause offence. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment on and off screen.’
A source added that the contestant would not have been able to take part in the show if her comments had come out before filming took place.
Earlier in a statement, Dr Munaf said: ‘I apologize for any offense caused by my online content/social media. It was not my intention to offend anyone, and I am of course open to all views.
Last week it emerged that Dr Munaf had made comments on X saying that Zionists were a ‘wicked, satanic cult’
Dr Munaf launches University of Manhood – Muslim Passport Bros to connect ‘professional brothers from the UK’ with women in North Africa
Dr Munaf (pictured) boldly describes himself as ‘Beauty, brains, body and business’ on his CV
‘The beliefs I hold and share are based on the values I was raised with.’
As of Thursday, three of the tweets were online. In one, he wrote: ‘During their first five years on earth, my sons lived through a once-in-a-century pandemic and an apocalyptic genocide.
‘I pray that they are physically, spiritually and psychologically strong enough to overcome the trial of the Zionist antichrist. Difficult times create strong men.’
Another, from December 20, said: ‘Since the genocide began, Muslim Zionists have been hiding under their rocks. I knew of a few before the current ethnic cleansing.
‘By (sic) the sheer volume is staggering. Many are not surprisingly from the Indian subcontinent Colonial inferiority complex. Abominable ogre-like creatures.’
Dr Munaf appeared on Series 15 of Dragon’s Den where he put his smoothie company ‘DATE Smoothie’ to the test and tried to win a £50,000 investment for a 10 per cent stake.
But he was turned away by the Dragons, who said his ‘thinking was completely wrong in terms of his brand’.
He later described his rejection on Dragons’ Den as his ‘biggest business failure’, adding: ‘Was way too early, but I learned some great business insights from the Dragons.’
Dr Munaf described his biggest business success to date as ‘starting a business while working 12-hour shifts as a doctor during Covid’.
He also boldly describes himself as ‘Beauty, brains, body and business’ on his CV, and hopes to win over Lord Sugar with his business plan which focuses on vitamins and supplements.
‘I have a very high IQ. I have extremely high bank pressure. And to top it off, I’m pretty good on the eyes,’ he said.
‘With my range of vitamins and supplements I would make sure (Lord Sugar) is fit, sharp and hot for at least another 20 series!’
The 2024 apprentice intake is vying for the £250,000 investment and mentorship is as varied and bloodthirsty as ever, with the candidates ranging from a British Garage artist to two pie company owners to a pharmacist to a yoga teacher .