Teachers “scared” to teach about 9/11 for fear of being labeled “Islamophobic”

“Teachers ‘scared’ to teach lessons on 9/11 terror attack,” by Camilla Turner, Telegraph, September 9, 2017:

Some teachers are too scared to discuss 9/11 with their pupils as they fear a backlash from Muslim parents, a leading expert in counter-extremism education has warned.

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.

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.”

His comments come ahead of the 16th anniversary of 9/11, which saw 2,997 killed when Al-Qaeda launched a series of coordinated terrorist attacks after hijacking planes and crashing them into the World Trade Centre complex and the Pentagon.

Mr Hanif is a trustee for the educational charity Since 9/11, which provides free teaching resources about the attacks and their aftermath.

The resources, which are endorsed by the Department for Education and the Home Office, are aimed at secondary school children, but the charity is now developing a new set of materials for primary schools.

Sir Steve Lancashire, the chief executive of a multi academy trust which which is piloting the materials in its 55 primary schools, said a lot of teachers feel “uncomfortable” about the legacy of 9/11.

“We need to address the nervousness of teachers to teach this kind of subject. Teacher don’t feel well equipped on facts – there are a lot of conspiracy theories, a lot of misinformation,” he said.

The superhead said teachers are scared that they will be accused by their students of being Islamophobic if they try to teach about 9/11 and its legacy….

h/t Jihad Watch who writes:

This is what a society that has capitulated looks like. UK teachers should teach about 9/11 forthrightly, and explain to their students about the Islamic teachings that motivated it, and the nature and magnitude of the global jihad threat. Instead, they cower in fear of Muslim parents and students. That’s no way to win a war. And they won’t win it.


In U.S. schools, if the topic is even mentioned, it’s glossed over with no mention of Muslim terrorists or their continued invasion of America.

6 thoughts on “Teachers “scared” to teach about 9/11 for fear of being labeled “Islamophobic”

  1. The democrats have damaged the very back bone of our nation in the last 8 years with common core education, black lives matter, Obama care, all brought forth by democrats and few Republicans jumping ship. Using Islam, foreign immigrants, illegal immigrants etc to cause internal warfare against the current President with the very means they created should show anyone how dangerous these people are to our nations welfare and sovereignty.

    A teacher afraid to tell the truth, this is what’s wrong with our education system, the truth is not always pretty however the truth should be told with facts and leave personal feeling out. When We The People remain silent due to being offensive to any part of history than We The People will begin to lose our nations sovereignty IE: Constitution is the supreme power that governs our nation verse Islamic sharia law that applies only to the Islamic Muslim population. The support of illegals that have entered our nation and draining resources given to them first above our citizens as well as bringing in Muslim immigrants that refuse to assimilate into our culture so they build communities that become sharia NO-GO zones for non Muslims.The same applies to Hispanic communities.

    What this action does meaning fear to speak out gives untold power to Islamic sharia law and the Islamic Muslim population to silence We The People supported by the democratic government that wants to destroy our nation which they had started with the KKK and other like groups including the media that supports their cause.

    Upholding our laws and immigration laws along with full support of our Constitution is the right thing to do, when a nation fails to uphold its own sovereignty before foreign nations and people’s than any nation will fall by its generosity to those very people whom they only wanted to help.

  2. To teach the facts should never put a teacher in fear of backlash, not by Muslims or anyone else. Show the videos of what happened that horrible day. Show photos of the terrorists who committed these acts. Show videos of the cheering crowds around the Islamic world, Muslims happy about the senseless deaths of so many innocent people. The videos speak for themselves. Let the students ask questions and let the teachers answer them truthfully. There’s no way any parent can object to their children being taught the truth!

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