Muslim teacher banned over anti-Semitic propoganda

Austria Education Minister Claudia Schmied has banned a Muslim man from teaching his religion at a Vienna secondary school.

Muslim teacher banned over anti-Semitic propoganda

Social Democrat (SPÖ) Austria Education Minister Claudia Schmied has banned a Muslim man from teaching his religion at a Vienna secondary school. Muslim teacher was accused distrubiting anti-Semitic leaflets to pupils.

Schmied ordered the city school council today (Thurs) to take such action against the man, who had been teaching at the Cooperative Secondary School (KMS) on Brüßlgasse in Wien-Ottakring district. She said "delay would be dangerous."

The reason for the ban is the man's behaviour. He reportedly distributed anti-Semitic leaflets to his students a few days ago. The leaflets contained a list of allegedly "Jewish" firms from which, the man told the students, they should not buy anything.

Teachers of religion are usually appointed and removed by their respective religious associations, but Schmied said the law on religion provided for the minister of education's intervention in cases in which such teachers violated their legal obligations.

Allowing the man to continue to teach, the minister claimed, would have caused "serious damage to the interests of the school and the students."

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