If fear is causing employees to avoid doing something that’s perfectly normal, then the powers that be really need to take a look at things.
That’s what’s going on in this situation from across the pond, but officials are refusing to recognize it as a problem.
It all revolves around the horrific events of September 11, 2001.
What should be one of the most important lessons of the year for children isn’t being taught by some teachers, and the reason is astonishing.
“But some U.K. teachers are simply too terrified to teach their students about the attacks because they fear a backlash from Muslim parents, a leading expert in counter-extremism education told The Telegraph,” The Daily Wire shares.
Kamal Hanif, executive principal of Waverley Education Foundation, acknowledged that there’s a problem.
“Teachers sometimes have a fear that this might be controversial,” he said, according to The Daily Wire. “[They think] if we teach about this we might get Muslim parents objecting.”
However, he completely dismissed the problem right after acknowledging its existence.
“There is a fear [among teachers] but it is not really grounded in anything,” he added, The Daily Wire reports. “It is based on their stereotypical view of a community as opposed to the reality. It is very misplaced. It is an assumption.”
So there’s a problem, but it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things? That’s outrageous, to say the least.
Perhaps Hanif can spend some time with the teachers to hear their concerns. By doing so, his eyes may be opened. Then again, they may not, but this can’t simply be brushed aside.
The lessons of 9/11 need to be taught. Period. If parents of students in the class wind up getting offended, perhaps it’s time to take a look at why those parents are welcome in the country to begin with.
The Daily Wire