And one of those minor incidents which will end up defining the society

The Education Secretary on Thursday night condemned the “threats and intimidation” that a teacher has faced after he was suspended for showing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in class.

Gavin Williamson said that the protests outside a West Yorkshire school on Thursday were “completely unacceptable”, adding that teachers are allowed to expose pupils to “challenging or controversial” issues.

His statement came after dozens of protesters gathered at the gates of Batley Grammar School on Thursday morning, forcing the school to advise students to stay at home while police officers stood guard.

The 29-year-old Religious Studies teacher is said to have shown the image to pupils during a lesson on Monday. On Thursday night, he was understood to be in hiding after police raised concerns for his safety when he was named online.

Yep, the parents are indeed allowed to protest. Just as others would be if there was a remake of Pisschrist in art lessons.

It’s the reaction that comes next that matters. Will be defining…..

36 thoughts on “And one of those minor incidents which will end up defining the society”

  1. As Tim Newman pointed out on Twitter–this incident has a real threat of violence attached along with absolute contempt for and lack of fear of Plod.

    Lessons we could all learn.

    As has been pointed out on here before the RoP are still tribal and if you mess with one you mess with them all.As seen on TV with the two RoP car showroom crooks. Who-when 2 bailiffs+2 Plod turned up to collect CC judgement money- threatened the police that they could make one call and have 150 of their relatives there to fight with the costumed cowards. As it turned out it was only 50+ –but that was still enough to cause Plod vast trouble. You can be sure any more bailiffs going to collect on the RoP will NOT be taking Plod with them.

  2. The gov needs to decide whether it is going to police Muslims or not. If it is, then it needs a strategy for the 150 relatives. I’ve no idea what that might be, but perhaps the police of a Muslim country could provide a few pointers?

  3. The Meissen Bison

    I’m not entirely sure that parents are allowed to protest outside the school which their children attend.

    If they have concerns, these should be raised with the school’s head and if they are then still not content they should remove their children and find a school more to their liking.

    Furthermore, Muslims who choose to make their home in a country with a Christian cultural tradition should not expect to be able to overturn those traditions to suit themselves. Instead they should if they wish explain to their children at home how their religious or cultural practices differ from the British mainstream.

  4. TMB, nice idea but completely naive and the exact opposite of 1400 years worth of history has demonstrated.
    The ropers are a law unto themselves and the very purpose of them migrating anywhere is to impose their system on the host country.
    Every single time. Forever.

  5. The gov needs to decide whether it is going to police Muslims or not. If it is, then it needs a strategy for the 150 relatives.

    20 black marias. But we all know that would never happen.

  6. Chernyy Drakon
    March 26, 2021 at 9:52 am

    I’d say your approach is the only really practicable one.

    Though Trumps muslim ban did go straight to the heart of the matter.

  7. Why have we heard from the Housing Minister, and the Education Secretary, and no-one from the Home Officw or the Prime Minister himself?

  8. Africans and Asians – and BLM and AntiFa – get the Establishment and the Police to ignore their shitty, criminal behaviour A) because they’re prepared to use violence, and B) it advances the interests of the Establishment.

  9. The teacher made a big mistake, he thought that he was working in the UK.
    However defacto where he lived is under Sharia law to some extent, which is why he is in hiding.
    In those places if you behave as if you were in Pakistan you will be fine.

  10. Kipling saw it all in the first and last verse of ‘The Stranger’.

    Bitter bread and wine indeed.

    The Stranger within my gate,
    He may be true or kind,
    But he does not talk my talk–
    I cannot feel his mind.
    I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
    But not the soul behind.

    ……..

    This was my father’s belief
    And this is also mine:
    Let the corn be all one sheaf–
    And the grapes be all one vine,
    Ere our children’s teeth are set on edge
    By bitter bread and wine.

  11. It’s the reaction that comes next that matters. Will be defining…..

    This isn’t a novel incident. We, and they, already know we are defined by appeasement. They’re up for a fight and we’re not.

  12. Showing Mohamed cartoons to teenage muslims may be gratuitously offensive. So my sympathy for the “burly Yorkshire lad” is limited. Perhaps he was angling for a transfer.
    He could have simply linked to some of the websites showing cartoons. Most are funnier than the Charlie Hebdo scrawls.
    OTOH being gratuitously offensive to muslims is just an expression of free speech. So good.

  13. Addolff – I take your point but it is not always thus and there are parts of the world where large Muslim minorities are contained and mistrusted. Also it is worth remembering that Muslims are not a single homogenous group and there is no hate like that of one Muslim for another of a different ilk (especially if he likes a drop).

    The problem in the UK (which is even worse in France) is ultimately that there has been tolerance extended to immigrants intolerant of the customs of their host country. An Ecksian solution, whereby every incidence of civil disorder by Muslims is countered by the bulldozing of a mosque, might appeal to many.

  14. Bulldoze whatever mosques they attend, seize their funds, check their right to be here, deport all who are not here legally.

    Give the rest one chance to swear allegiance to the Queen and the UK or go to South Georgia, where they can eat no pork and drink no beer to their angry little hearts’ content.

    We should also send all chief constables, one in five MPs, and one in five lawyers.

    I could sove this problem in a weekend.

  15. @DocBud

    The cowardly headmaster, Gary Kibble, has gone into full spineless, appeasement mode.

    I don’t blame him personally; he probably wants to keep his head on his shoulders. He probably has children. I’m reasonably robust but I don’t think I’d be out there taking on 150 of them. It’s effectively suicide, and I have plans. The issue is not with him, it’s with those who have allowed this situation to develop.

  16. @DocBud
    “I don’t blame the headmaster, there is no point being brave when doing so can get you stabbed in the back by politicians”
    The problem is that there are lots of Islamophiles in the BBC and country at large.

  17. I think all this stems from the Salman Rushdie protests in the 1980s. Had there been a proper response at the time – baton charges and arrests – then things would be much more satisfactory today.

  18. Batley Grammar School’s website says they have 990 pupils. According to the Beeb, 75% are Muslim. So 1400-1500 parents. The report shown by the Beeb suggested that a couple of dozen people were at the protest. Not really good evidence of an entire community up in arms.

  19. And how many Muslim parents defending free speech?

    For every Muslim terrorist, rapist and electoral fraudster, there’s a thousand quietly supporting or covering for them.

  20. Hat’s off to the teacher involved; knowing how it ended in Paris… Took real guts.

    At some point the frustration of the decent majority in this country against these spineless twats in authority is going to boil over, isn’t it?

  21. @ Interested

    Also, where are the statements from Muslim leaders saying that the UK is a country where there are no blasphemy laws, free speech is allowed and if you don’t like it f-off to Crapistan and live there.

    Seriously though, what next? Pubs in predominantly Muslim areas forced to shut because alcohol is forbidden? The banning of bacon butties?

    Wedge. Thin end of.

  22. “Jack the dog

    Hat’s off to the teacher involved; knowing how it ended in Paris”

    Ironic as if it ends like it did in Paris, hats won’t be needed.

  23. @Andrew C

    Seriously though, what next? Pubs in predominantly Muslim areas forced to shut because alcohol is forbidden? The banning of bacon butties?

    Been happening for years, and not only because they don’t patronise the pubs themselves. A once-impeccably lefty mate of mine worked for a while as a student in a betting shop in Leeds. I remember him telling me how weird it was the way the pubs slowly shut, one by one, and the copies of Razzle disappeared from the newsagent. It was only when they firebombed his branch of Ladbrokes that the penny dropped.

    This is in the late 80s, early 90s. He’s at least no longer a lefty, at least not on this issue.

    Part of the challenge is – as ever – for us to ensure that the lefties personally wear the consequences of their policies. See earlier this week when the criminal barrister and TV star ‘Judge’ Rob Rinder was robbed of his mobile phone in London by three masked youths who laughed at them when he demanded it back. He tweeted about it, and Krishnan Guru-Murthy replied along the lines of ‘The utter bastards, hope you’re OK’.

    Odd, because I thought Guru-Murthy was heartily in favour of redistributing from the haves to the have-nots, and whose leftist attitudes have helped to create this land of ineducable fatherless rootless amoral scum. What did he think was going to happen?

    Tickled me pink. We just need more of it, more serious, happening to more of the people who matter.

  24. “I think all this stems from the Salman Rushdie protests in the 1980s. Had there been a proper response at the time – baton charges and arrests – then things would be much more satisfactory today.”
    We should have stopped Muslim immigration 14th Feb 1989

  25. “Though Trumps muslim ban on travelers from failed states that could not provide adequate proof of identity, or from states with an announced policy of the destruction of the United States did go straight to the heart of the matter.”

    FTFY

  26. The rot started earlier than Rushdie…Ray Honeyford in 1985 Bradford, that’s when the RoPers knew what they could get away with.

    Funnily enough, the only time the Establishment have cracked down on the “Community” was after the 2nd (if you don’t include Honeyford or Rushdie) Bradford RoPer Riots in 2001…

  27. Bloke in North Dorset

    At some point the frustration of the decent majority in this country against these spineless twats in authority is going to boil over, isn’t it?

    You mean all those people who’ve been begging the government to lock them down and make them wear masks, if opinion polls are to be believed?

  28. Given the Paris case(s) shouldn’t the group calling for the teacher to be ‘permanently removed’ be investigated for threatening behaviour, incitement to violence and general hate crimes offences

  29. I think the politicians are waiting for his throat to be cut, then they will be able to ‘express regret’.

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