Events at Batley Grammar School this week have resulted in a teacher and his family having to go into hiding. His ‘crime’,at the very worst, was having given a poor lesson that offended the religious sensibilities of some Muslim parents. Reprehensible as the protests outside the school gates are, they are not the main problem. Liberals in authority who refuse to act authoritatively in defence of liberal cultural values are the bigger problem argues DDU founding signatory, Dr Rakib Ehsan in The Daily Mail:
Head Gary Kibble should have been far more robust in defending his colleague. Instead, he made a craven apology for causing offence. While recognising that religious beliefs should be treated with respect, I think this ultra-defensive approach is badly misplaced. Britain is a democracy, not a theocracy.
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