Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Black Sea: A Hell for Homosexuals?

Cultural Enrichment News

A female teacher of Islam in Austria says that homosexuals should be incinerated and then sent to hell, which is in the Black Sea. The Islamic Religious Community in Austria explains her unusual ideas by saying that she lived for too long near Mecca.

She’s being investigated for “hate speech”, but don’t hold your breath waiting for her to suffer a punishment like that meted out to Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.

Many thanks to Hermes for translating this article from GGG.at:

Female teacher of Islamic religious education wants homosexuals to be incinerated.

‘She lived for a long time near Mecca and has lost sense, this is what we can say”

A female teacher of Islamic religious studies is causing stir with her declarations. As reported by Der Standard, while giving a lesson on religion the woman allegedly declared among other things that homosexuals should be incinerated.

She also allegedly explained to her pupils that the Black Sea is the upside-down hell in which homosexuals lie by thousands. When speaking with Anna Strümpel, the journalist from Der Standard, the teacher did not deny these declarations, but she did not wish to be quoted.

Currently she teaches a dozen pupils in two classes. One of the pupils reported these declarations to the school administration, but it has not reacted to them. The Islamic Religious Community in Austria knows about the teacher’s opinions. But before making any declaration to Der Standard regarding this issue, “an in-depth conversation with her” would be desirable.

The Islamic Religious Community presumes that after having spent a whole year near Mecca, she has lost sense of what one can say in a Western society.”

Niko Alm, the chairman of the organization for those not tied to any confession, demands that the teacher be removed from her duty, and is considering filing a complaint for hate speech. He commented to Der Standard that the declarations of the teacher are “superstitions nonsense”.

Some 430 teachers of Islamic religions teach in Austria. The majority of them deliver their lessons impeccably. Cases like that of the criticized teacher are individual ones.

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wheatington said...

What can be done about this teacher?Is it a crime to be a devout and knowlegable Muslim?

Anonymous said...

She might be considered more knowlegable if she'd said the Dead Sea. Sodom and Gommorha were on the west bank of the Dead Sea.