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    An example of how the 'Islamophobe' stigma is misapplied, abused and overused. *Waits for someone to try and use it as a pathetic retort against my post*.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...governors.html

    For all those who will whinge about the Daily Mail:

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...row/article.do

    A head teacher today won more than £400,000 damages for being forced out of her school after being branded a racist.

    Erica Connor, 57, who was head of New Monument School, Woking, where 80 per cent of pupils are Muslim, claimed she had been the victim of a campaign of harassment by some of the school governors who accused her of Islamophobia.

    Ms Connor, a divorced mother of one, said her troubles started in 2003 when four Muslim governors were appointed to the governing body. The four "effectively railroaded" governors' meetings, repeatedly raising issues of religious education, content of assemblies and prayers. They wanted more formal Islamic worship in the school and closer links with the local mosque.

    But after that an anonymous petition was circulated among parents, saying that those who signed it "no longer have confidence in Erica Connor to educate our children in a way that respects and values our faith, culture and heritage".

    Another document accused Ms Connor of "racism and Islamophobia". A second investigation criticised the head and her perceptions of multiculturalism.

    Outside court, Ms Connor said: "I finally feel vindicated in terms of the accusations of racism and Islamophobia against myself. I believe in equal opportunity. Every child has the right to achieve to their full potential, in an environment that celebrates diversity and respects the beliefs and culture of each individual."

    The post traumatic stress disorder she suffered during her ordeal means she can no longer work again as a teacher.
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    (Original post by artemisa)
    An example of how the 'Islamophobe' stigma is misapplied, abused and overused. *Waits for someone to try and use it as a pathetic retort against my post*.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...governors.html

    For all those who will whinge about the Daily Mail:

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...row/article.do
    Both articles are identical.
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    (Original post by hafa)
    Both articles are identical.
    http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/421..._head_teacher/

    http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/new...t_over_stress/

    Happy?

    I'm getting sick and tired of this new culture which has developed on TSR by the soppy lefties in requiring other sources, because the Daily Mail apparently completely fabricates every single word and fact within its articles. :rolleyes:
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    Good on her, it's a word that's overused and, in most cases, unjustified.
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    (Original post by artemisa)
    http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/421..._head_teacher/

    http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/new...t_over_stress/

    Happy?

    I'm getting sick and tired of this new culture which has developed on TSR by the soppy lefties in requiring other sources, because the Daily Mail apparently completely fabricates every single word and fact within its articles. :rolleyes:
    er.. yeah.
    lol.
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    (Original post by artemisa)

    I'm getting sick and tired of this new culture which has developed on TSR by the soppy lefties in requiring other sources, because the Daily Mail apparently completely fabricates every single word and fact within its articles. :rolleyes:
    That's because it kinda does XD
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    (Original post by artemisa)
    An example of how the 'Islamophobe' stigma is misapplied, abused and overused. *Waits for someone to try and use it as a pathetic retort against my post*.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...governors.html

    For all those who will whinge about the Daily Mail:

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...row/article.do
    of course its a fairy tale fabrication to go along with the others. but dont embarrass atheists by suggesting we read the daily mail.
 
 
 
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