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Batley Blasphemy Protests: Suspended Teacher Receives Police Protection.

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En soutien au journal “Charlie Hebdo”.

The Guardian reports:

A teacher displayed satirical cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad. The teacher has been suspended pending a formal investigation.

Gary Kibble, the head of Batley grammar school, apologised to parents for the inappropriate use of the cartoons, taken from the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, during a religious studies lesson this week which sparked a protest outside the school on Thursday morning.

“Upon investigation, it was clear that the resource used in the lesson was completely inappropriate and had the capacity to cause great offence to members of our school community for which we would like to offer a sincere and full apology,” Kibble said in an email sent to parents that promised further investigation.

Images on social media showed about 30 to 40 protesters, many wearing masks, outside the school, with police at the entrances to the school grounds and the road outside. The Huddersfield Examiner reported from the school that the protests were peaceful as children arrived, with the start of the school day delayed until 10am. West Yorkshire police said that no fines or arrests were made.

However, the Department for Education spokesperson condemned the protests which it said included issuing threats and was “in violation of coronavirus restrictions”. A spokesperson described the protest as “completely unacceptable”


A demonstration that took place outside a school after a teacher showed a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed in the classroom was “disturbing”, a cabinet minister has said.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the protest was “not right” and that “we shouldn’t have teachers feeling intimidated”.

“That is not a road we want to go down in this country so I would strongly urge people concerned about this issue not to do that,” he told Sky News on Friday.

Mr Jenrick added that reports the teacher is now in hiding are “very disturbing”.

National Secular Society:

The National Secular Society has criticised the protests and the school’s response.

The NSS is planning to write to the school, to ask for an explanation of its rationale and urge it not to pander to demands for blasphemy taboos.

Reports suggest the teacher warned that some members of the class may find the cartoon offensive, before using it to prompt a discussion about killings that have taken place after the publication of Muhammad cartoons.

School’s statement

In a statement, the school said: “The school unequivocally apologises for using a totally inappropriate resource in a recent religious studies lesson. The member of staff has also given their most sincere apologies.

“We have immediately withdrawn teaching on this part of the course and we are reviewing how we go forward with the support of all the communities represented in our school.

“It is important for children to learn about faiths and beliefs, but this must be done in a sensitive way.

“The school is working closely with the governing board and community leaders to help resolve this situation.”

NSS comment

NSS chief executive Stephen Evans said the protest was “an attempt to impose an Islamic blasphemy taboo on a school”.

“Teachers must have a reasonable degree of freedom to explore sensitive subjects and enable students to think critically about them.

“Schools will understandably want to promote community cohesion and inclusiveness. But this cannot be achieved by pandering to religious groups who wish to dictate what can and cannot be taught.

“And the school’s weak response will fuel a climate of censorship, which is brought on by attempts to force society as a whole to accommodate unreasonable and reactionary religious views.”


In October last year a school teacher in Paris, Samuel Paty, was killed after he showed cartoons of Muhammad from Charlie Hebdo magazine during a class about free expression.

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March 26, 2021 at 9:39 am

Charlie Hebdo Sparks New “Fury”.

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Outrage as Queen kneels on Meghan's neck like George Floyd in Charlie Hebdo cover

Britain’s leading anti-racist daily, The Express, has led Outrage.

CHARLIE Hebdo has sparked fury after publishing a cover featuring a caricature of the Queen kneeling on Meghan Markle’s neck, in a shocking recreation of George Floyd’s death in the US last year.


Woke Central the Sun joined the chorus.

Snowflake Sensitives the Mail have had a melt-down.



People who have not shown the slightest interest in the trial of people involved the massacres at Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher, which reached its end in December last year, (Charlie Hebdo: Fourteen guilty in 2015 Paris terror attacks trial) have suddenly discovered to their rage that Charlie still exists. They, members of the warring religious cults,  The Firm, and the HerWellness Foundation©, left wing critics of laughter, and royalist beefeaters,  have been foaming all day about this.

Apparently Charlie should have learnt from its errors:

The above continues,



We await outrage from this quarter.


That is surely an unwanted attack on the far-right, or rather ‘identity’.

The Labour Campaign for Free Speech has yet to comment.

The present Blog’s take that the front cover of the latest Charlie is about mocking the dispute in the Royal family by comparing it to something serious.

Here is the same cartoonist, Juin, bing rude about another head of state.

Photos. Les meilleurs dessins du Nancéien Pierrick Juin pour Charlie Hebdo


And anotther:

juin - Strips Journal

Here is what the new alliance of the Royalist woke would like Charlie to be:

Médias : Charlie Hebdo lance un prix de la satire pour les jeunes dessinateurs





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March 13, 2021 at 4:10 pm

Samuel Paty: Student Admits Lying Over Accusations of Islamophobia Against Beheaded Teacher.

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<p>France held a national tribute to Samuel Paty</p>

Tragedy Originated in Lies.

This story is getting wider attention:

French schoolgirl admits lying about murdered teacher Samuel Paty

The Independent.

French schoolgirl has admitted lying and fabricating a story about her teacher, who was beheaded last year after her accusations against him.

The 13-year-old pupil, whose father started a hate campaign against Samuel Paty by filing a legal complaint, says she lied to please her father, and she was not even at the class in which the teacher was alleged to have shown a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

The girl, who has not been identified, had originally claimed that Mr Paty had asked Muslim pupils to leave the class before he showed “a photograph of the Prophet naked” to children during a class on free speech.

Her claims led to a dramatic chain of events, including death threats against the teacher and outrage among Muslims.

Ten days after her comments, the teacher, 47, was beheaded by 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov, who was later shot dead by police.

“This lie with tragic consequences is part of a wider family context: made more complex by the academic success of her twin sister, Z. would not have dared to admit to her father the real reasons for her exclusion shortly before the tragedy, which were in fact linked to her bad behaviour.”


French schoolgirl admits lying about decapitated teacher


A 13-year-old schoolgirl whose Muslim father led a hate campaign against secondary school teacher Samuel Paty for showing a class on free speech cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and who was attacked and decapitated in the street, has admitted lying to her father about the details of the class in which she was in fact not present.


Socialist Worker said at the time,

Paty had shown his school class an image produced by the Charlie Hebdo magazine of a naked caricature of Mohammed. He had told Muslim children to turn their backs or leave the room
It was rightly seen as an insult. “


Written by Andrew Coates

March 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm