Published: 2020-10-31 12:09
Last Updated: 2021-09-25 20:29
A teacher was suspended from work this week in Brussels for showing his students, ages 10 to 11, a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad published in the newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
This information, which was revealed by the newspaper "La Libre Belgique,” was confirmed to Agence France-Presse, a spokesman for the Molenbeek region in which the facts took place.
According to the spokesman, Rashid Barghouti, “two or three parents” of the students submitted a complaint to the administration of this elementary school that a cartoon showing the Prophet had been shown to “children in the fifth and sixth grades” of primary education.
The school director was informed of the teacher's initiative and informed the relevant authorities, represented by the members of the municipal council. Al-Barghouti said that the relevant authority listened to the teacher on Thursday and that he was dismissed.
The teacher chose to display the cartoon, which Charlie Hebdo had published, as part of a class on freedom of expression, after this month a French teacher was assassinated, he showed his students several cartoons depicting the Prophet.