A TEACHER has been suspended from a British school and is under Police protection after facing death threats from Radical Islamists for ‘mocking’ the Prophet Mohammad with an ‘offensive cartoon’.
The teacher, aged 29, who Politicalite is not naming for his own safety – worked at a school in West Yorkshire – an area with a high Muslim population.
He showed the cartoon in an RE class on Monday – but was later suspended and faced death threats and protests by Muslim parents ‘outraged’ at the so-called blasphemy.
The teacher was later named online by Jihadi-supporting Muslims intent on ‘getting revenge’ with calls for him to be ‘beheaded’ like French teacher Samuel Paty who was murdered by Islamic Extremists.
Radical Islamist protests were held at the school on Thursday with a local Mosque Imam demanding the teacher be sacked.
Imam Mohammed Amin Pandor was at the protest he told the crowd: “What has happened is totally unacceptable and we have made sure they are aware.”
“The teacher has been suspended. They can’t just sack him, they need to do their due process. We’ve asked for an investigation, an investigation to be independent.”
“We are going to work with the school to make sure things like this don’t happen.”
“In my opinion this teacher’s teaching days are over.”
Conservative Education Secretary Gavin Williamson hit back at the Muslim mob and said that the protests by Islamists outside the school were “completely unacceptable”.
He backed freedom of speech and expression and said teachers “were allowed” to expose pupils to “challenging or controversial” issues.
“Schools are free to include a full range of issues, ideas and materials in their curriculum, including where they are challenging or controversial, subject to their obligations to ensure political balance.” said Williamson.
“They must balance this with the need to promote respect and tolerance between people of different faiths and beliefs, including in deciding which materials to use in the classroom.” added the Education Secretary.