Lessons in intolerance

Conservative Muslims opposing the use of Muhammad cartoons in a British classroom have learnt little from the Rushdie and Charlie Hebdo affairs. A crowd numbering some 50 or so protesters has been demonstrating outside Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire since a teacher, in late March, used images of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad in a religious studies class reportedly on blasphemy. The anger and protests continued despite the immediate and unequivocal apology offered by the school’s headteacher and the teacher in question, the temporary suspension of the teacher and the launching of an ind…

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