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Teachers who tailor lessons so as not to offend Muslim children are becoming a problem

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Unfortunately, the killing of school teacher Samuel Paty in an Islamist attack last year has led many French teachers to avoid discussing issues that might offend their Muslim pupils.

A survey on this subject conducted last month makes for chilling reading. It shows that nearly half of French secondary school teachers avoid or downplay topics such as sexuality, the Holocaust and evolution in order to avoid provoking the anger and hostility of their Muslim students.

When 49 per cent of teachers state that they fear discussing subjects that could upset Muslim students in order to avoid creating a ‘scene’, it is evident that it is not only education, but France as a whole, which is in trouble.

And the situation is getting worse. The survey, published in Charlie Hebdo this week, indicates that self-censorship by teachers has risen 13 per cent since a similar study was undertaken two years ago. The poll also reveals that in areas with a high immigrant population, seven out of ten teachers stated that they occasionally or regularly censored themselves.

The reluctance of so many French teachers to uphold the cultural values of their society does not simply reflect a mood of defeatism, but also an unwillingness to defend their way of life.

Before you think that the failure to challenge the views of Muslim children is........

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