Teachers in the U.K. ‘Afraid’ to Teach about 9/11 Terror Attacks

It has been 16 years since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. The memory of that day still burns in many American’s mind as if it were yesterday.

However, remembering all the details of what really happened that day — where radical Islamists killed civilians in the name of “Allah” — is too much for the politically correct world of today.

Specifically U.K. teachers, whom are reportedly afraid to disclose the full truth of that horrific day, due to potential backlash from Muslim parents.

Via The Telegraph: Kamal Hanif OBE, who was appointed by the Government to turn around three schools at the heart of the “Trojan Horse” scandal, said that some teachers have a “misplaced” concern that they will cause offence if they raise 9/11 in the classroom.

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He said that some teachers — particularly those who work in schools with a high proportion of Muslim students — see it as a contentious topic and shy away from teaching it.

“Teachers sometimes have a fear that this might be controversial,” he said.

“[They think] if we teach about this we might get Muslim parents objecting.”

Mr Hanif, who is executive principal of Waverley Education Foundation and has advised the Department for Education (DfE) on combating counter-extremism in schools, said that such views are misguided.

“There is a fear [among teachers] but it is not really grounded in anything,” he said.

“It is based on their stereotypical view of a community as opposed to the reality. It is very misplaced. It is an assumption.”

On 9/11 Islamic terrorists murdered 2,958 people. Of those casualties, 67 were British citizens. The U.K. lost more citizens in this terror attack than any other.


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