A Christian teacher yesterday claimed he was forced out of his job after complaining that Muslim pupils as young as eight hailed the September 11th hijackers as heroes.
Nicholas Kafouris, 52, is suing his former school for racial discrimination. He told a tribunal that he had to leave his £30,000-a-year post because he would not tolerate the 'racist' and 'anti-Semitic' behaviour of Year 4 pupils.
The "predominantly Muslim youngsters" (says the Daily Mail - how many of them were NOT Muslims, precisely?) openly praised Islamic extremists in class and described the September 11th terrorists as 'heroes and martyrs'.
One pupil said: 'Don't touch me, you're a Christian' when the teacher brushed against him. Others said: 'We want to be Islamic bombers when we grow up', and 'The Christians and Jews are our enemies - you too because you're a Christian'.
Mr Kafouris, a Greek Cypriot, taught for 12 years at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets, East London.
What seems especially alarming is the headmistress' apparent repeated justification of these jihadists-in-training. Her argument was essentially that these were just mischievous kids, and she even claimed, staggeringly, that "It's because of your lack of discipline that they're saying these things".'
That's right: anti-infidel, jihadist sentiments in Muslim school-children are now caused by "bad classroom discipline". Islam is a Religion of Peace. Grow up.