December 19, 2010

Religion of Lawsuits

Must. Not. Mention. Ham. In. Class.

According to the account of the facts, the teacher was explaining the different climates in a geography class and cited the village of Trevelez due to its cold and dry climate. According to the newspaper account, as a story, the teacher told his students that such a climate was conducive to making hams (this refers to the procedure that its necessary between the pig is killed and the ham is actually ready to be eaten). Then the student asked the teacher not to speak of hams since it offended him, because he was a Muslim.

The teacher told the students that in his classes, he did not consider the religion of their students, but apparently the family did not stay at home when they learned the facts, to the extent that they went to the National Police to file a complaint without speaking in advance with the teacher. (Link.)

The maestro is accused of being the author of an alleged crime of abuse of workers, also alleging racist and xenophobic motives.

UPDATE: Elsewhere in the land of Euro-"free" speech nuttery (via Tongue Tied):

Lars Hedegaard, President of The Free Press Society in Denmark, said,

"Of course [Danish MP] Lars Hedegaard should not have said that there are Muslim fathers who rape their daughters when the truth appears to be that they make due with killing their daughters (the so-called honour killings) and leave it to their uncles to rape them."

This violated 266b of the Danish penal code so Hedegaard was fined $1,000.

In the UK, a bar that advertised a drink called a "Suicide Bomber" was accused of "insensitivity" by that area's Race Equality Council.

In Italy, an atheist requests "asylum" in Sweden due to the "overabundance" of crucifixes in his own country.

Back in the UK, a local pol got arrested for supposedly calling for the stoning of a Muslim woman ... in an attempt at irony -- since said woman had previously stated on the radio that "no politician had the right to comment on human rights abuses, even the stoning of women in Iran."

Lastly, in New Zealand (I know -- not Europe, but culturally close enough!), Air New Zealand's ditching of a commercial where an All Blacks (not a racial term) rugby player refuses a kiss from a gay flight attendant "could lead to gay male suicides" according to (surprise) a professor.

Posted by Hube at December 19, 2010 09:52 AM | TrackBack

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I want to know when someone will sue over that kid mentioning Islam in class, thereby offending all the civilized people in the room.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at December 19, 2010 03:18 PM

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