Teacher suspended for showing class photo of Osama bin Laden as Prophet Muhammad


The misuse of bin Laden’s image has been compounded by the fact that depictions of the Prophet Muhammad are, in themselves, considered deeply offensive to Muslims.

Dilly Hussain, the deputy editor of the 5Pillars website, called it “shameful and unacceptable”.

On Sunday, the school had decided to release a more detailed statement on social media that acknowledged how much it had inflamed religious sensitivities.

He said: “Not only was it offensive to attempt to portray an image of the Prophet (Mohammed), but the image that was used was that of Osama bin Laden, a terrorist leader, which further compounded the insult. deep.”

The statement revealed that the staff member involved in the lesson has been “immediately suspended”, pending a “thorough and prompt investigation”.

He said it would be against the academy’s disciplinary procedures to identify the teacher involved.

The school also pledged to commission an independent review of the “circumstances surrounding the case to determine how this individual came to act in such an inappropriate and upsetting manner”.

The statement continued: “Having now established very useful links with members of the Muslim community in Luton, we hope to work together to gain a better understanding of the religious and cultural issues which impact all of our lives and will help us to be better educators.”

All Saints Academy describes itself as a Church of England school which is governed in accordance with a “Christian ethos”.

Its website says, “Our faith is at the heart of everything we do.


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