The British teacher who caused two schoolboys to be suspended for failing to pray to Allah has herself been suspended.
According to The Telegraph :
Teacher suspended for ‘punishing children who did not pray to Allah’
A teacher has been suspended amid claims she punished two children who refused to worship Allah during a Religious Education lesson.
Alison Phillips, head of RE at Cheshire’s respected Alsager High School, allegedly disciplined the Year 7 duo claiming they were disrespectful for refusing to kneel down and pray.
After giving the two boys detention the school was believed to have received several complaints from parents about the long-standing teacher.
Today, a school spokesman said she was suspended over the allegations — but also for “ongoing inquiries centred around other practical issues”.
Hmm… I wonder what activities are included in these “practical issues”.
At least one parent was angry enough to break the PC taboos and speak her mind:
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One parent, Karen Williams, said after hearing the claims: “I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don’t find it acceptable.
“I haven’t got a problem with them teaching my child other religions and a small amount of information doesn’t do any harm.
“But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said ‘We are now going out to pray to Allah’.
“And then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshments break because of the teacher.”
More details are available here.
Hat tip: TB.