Muslims “lay siege” to Liverpool Hospital?

Reader Thabet writes to point out that Damian Thompson of The Telegraph blog has posted an allegation that a Muslim horde “lay siege” last year to Liverpool Hospital in Sydney. Thompson, who somewhat ironically cites an interest in “conspiracy theories” and “fake history”, writes:

After the death of a young Muslim man in a car crash in Sydney last month, an Islamic crowd invaded a hospital in order to stop medical tests being carried out on the body in contravention of Sharia law, according to the Dhimmi Watch website.

If the report is true, then this is another example of a global campaign by fundamentalist Muslims to replace civil law by Sharia – a process that has already taken root in British cities.

The anonymous report on this supposed siege begins:

The antecedent to the Muslim incursion on the Hospital came about on Monday the 17 December last, when a young Muslim male was airlifted to the Liverpool Hospital’s emergency ward by helicopter. The 19-year-old had been in a serious car accident, his car left the road and crashed into a tree … he died of his injuries, and it seems he and his hijab-wearing girl friend had been celebrating the end of Ramadan.

If the victim and his “hijab-wearing girl friend” were, as the anonymous author claims, celebrating the end of Ramdan when they had a serious car accident, why did this obviously critically injured young man wait two months before he was admitted into a hospital?

In 2007, Eid ul-Fitr (the celebration marking the end of Ramadan) was on the 11th of October. This man was supposedly admitted into Liverpool Hospital on 17th December, 2007.

We know that waiting lists at Liverpool Hospital are long, but that long?

UPDATE: Damian Thompson has seen the error of his ways and concedes he did the wrong thing by promoting an unsubstantiated rumour on the Daily Telegraph website.