Islamic charity reprimanded for revealing name of British teacher in blasphemy case
The Islamic organization “Purpose of Life” has come under fire for sharing the British teacher’s name, caught amid the row of blasphemies at West Yorkshire’s Batley Grammar School, in the public domain. The Islamic charity was reprimanded for “stirring up tension” and risking the teacher’s life.
The controversy erupted in March when the British teacher showed his students satirical cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad during a classroom lesson. Imam Mohammed Amin Pandor, director of the “Peace Institute”, and a few others gathered in front of the school to condemn the use of the images as “totally unacceptable” and to demand the suspension of the teacher concerned.
Now, according to the British daily The Telegraph, the UK Charity Commission said on Friday October 1 that it had issued an official warning to Purpose of Life under Section 75A of the Charities Act 2011.
The formal notice indicates that the commission “considers that a breach of trust and / or duty and / or a fault and / or mismanagement has been committed in relation to the association”.
Regulators criticized the Islamic organization, saying that by naming the teacher in its open letter, Purpose of Life did not consider “the foreseeable risk to the security of the person.” He added that the letter was worded in such a way as to exacerbate existing tensions within the local community.
In a letter to Purpose of Life, the Charity Commission recommended that the organization take a number of actions, including “implementing effective written oversight and / or control mechanisms for the social media channels of the community. ‘charity “.
The Charity Commission has warned to take “further action from regulators” if flaws reported by regulators are not corrected.
Toby Young, secretary general of the Union for Freedom of Expression, lodged a complaint against the Islamic charity.
Islamists protested, forcing authorities at Batley Grammar secondary school to suspend British teacher
Note that the teacher in question was suspended from Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire on March 22, 2021, for showing students a satirical caricature of the Prophet Muhammad during a class.
The incident outraged Islamists who gathered outside the school to demand the teacher’s dismissal. Succumbing to the pressure, the school principal, Gary Kibble, suspended the teacher and apologized “unequivocally”, adding that the staff member had “offered his sincerest apologies”.
More than 60,000 people had signed a petition demanding his reinstatement
According to reports, thousands of pupils and parents have expressed their solidarity with the British teacher. An online petition has been launched to save the teacher’s job even as angry Muslim parents have called for his sacking and continue to protest outside the school despite the government’s condemnation. More than 60,000 people have signed the petition asking school authorities to reinstate the teacher.
The petition started by a pupil at Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire said the teacher had ‘pure intentions’, adding:’ He is not racist and has not supported Islamophobes. [sic] cartoons in any way.
The Batley high school teacher was afraid for himself and his family had gone into hiding
Following his suspension, the teacher went into hiding because of the protests and death threats he was starting to receive.
In May, an external investigation launched by school administrators concluded that the teacher had not intended to commit an offense, as a result of which the suspension was lifted, but the teacher from West Yorkshire had refused to return to school for fear of his life. .
Referring to the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty who was killed for showing the Prophet Muhammad caricature in a classroom, Batley’s teacher’s father feared his son would eventually be killed.
Teacher’s father feared his son would be killed like French teacher Samuel Paty
“Look what happened to the teacher in France who was killed for doing the same thing. Eventually they will have my son and he knows it. Everyone has been upset. He is devastated and crushed, ”his father said. “When he starts to speak, he collapses and cries. He has become an emotional wreck. He feels that everything is broken and to be honest it’s hard to console him at the moment because it’s the truth, “the father said.
The murder of French teacher Samuel Paty
Here one can recall how in October last year, Samuel Paty, a high school teacher was beheaded by an Islamic terrorist in Paris, the French capital, for allegedly showing caricatures of the Prophet of Islam to his students. . According to reports, a young Muslim stabbed the 47-year-old teacher in the throat while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The attacks had taken place in the suburb of Conflans-Saint-Honorine, north-west of Paris.
French President Emmanuel Macron called the incident an “Islamist terrorist attack”. He had strongly condemned barbarism and also vowed that France would stick to its secular traditions and its laws guaranteeing freedom of expression which allow publications such as the virulent anti-religion Charlie Hebdo to produce caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
However, Macron’s historic speech and his statements to fight Islamic terrorism infuriated many Islamic countries, many Islamic countries, especially Turkey and Pakistan, took the initiative to denounce the French president.
India, however, strongly supported the French president and condemned the brutal terrorist attack which claimed the life of the French teacher.