Female Muslim teacher quits after being ordered to shake hands with male colleagues

Sep 23, 2016 by

A MUSLIM woman has quit her teaching job after refusing to shake hands with male members of staff.

By Katie Mansfield –

Fardous El-Sakka resigned from her role carrying out supply work at Kunskapsskolan Helsingborg school, in the city of Helsingborg, southern Sweden.But the 20-year-old was hauled in by the school principal after refusing to shake her male colleague’s hand for religious reasons.

Instead the Muslim woman, who was once a pupil at the school, chose to put her hand on her heart and bow to male colleagues.

The man felt tremendously discriminated against by her

School principal Lidija Münchmeyer

When Miss El-Sakka chose to bow to one colleague he took offence and reported her to the headteacher.School principal Lidija Münchmeyer told Swedish newspaper Expressen: “The man felt tremendously discriminated against by her.

“The school doesn’t differentiate between people or treat them differently. That’s what we advocate from our students, so the staff also have to do that.”

Source: Female Muslim teacher quits after being ordered to shake hands with male colleagues | World | News | Daily Express

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