Islam teacher reinstated after 'Paris comments'
The Local · 25 Feb 2015, 11:10
Published: 25 Feb 2015 11:10 GMT+01:00
- Teacher suspended for defending Paris attacks (28 Jan 15)
- Islamic school closed for 'endangering children' (23 Jan 15)
Some of the man’s students reported him to social workers and the school principal in January, saying that he had told them it is acceptable to hurt and even kill somebody who offends Allah.
A judicial team who investigated the matter said there was no evidence that he had made the statements to the students, and if he did, it was only to a very small number of students. The regional school board has said it will be “keeping an eye on the situation”.
The man is employed as a teacher at a 'middle school' for children aged between ten and 14.
"As soon as the Graz prosecutor has signed off the investigation's findings we will cancel the teacher’s suspension,” a spokeswoman for Styria’s school board president told the Austrian Press Agency. She added that it had been a "difficult and unpleasant situation," for the school and that it would be monitored closely in the future.