A reader in the Netherlands sends this translated digest from the Dutch newspaper Leidsch Dagblad:
Dutch teacher sacked for anti-Islam tweets: Freedom of speech, but for the select few
Recently Anand Soekhoe, a Dutch sociology teacher from Leiden, Netherlands, was sacked by the Fioritti College in Lisse. The reason for his discharge was some biting anti-Islamic messages he wrote on Twitter.
Soekhoe, who has been employed at the college since last summer, wrote among other things that Islam is not a religion, but “barbarian retardation”. Last Wednesday, the college council called him on the carpet, after which he could go home, according to the newspaper Leidsch Dagblad.
PPV member of parliament Harm Beertema will ask questions about his discharge in parliament, as for Beertema the professional ban seems based on someone’s personal opinion. “One cannot be sacked because the college council thinks his pupils might take offense.”