UK Muslim Teacher Sues School After she Was Fired for Objecting to Video of 9/11 Attacks Being Shown to Students

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A Muslim teacher is taking legal action against the school she claims sacked her for complaining about an “X-rated” video of the 9/11 horrors shown to children.

Suriyah Bi lost her job at Birmingham’s Heartlands Academy after just a week – and is now pursuing claims for unfair dismissal and religious discrimination.

Suriyah, from Yardley , made national headlines last September after complaining she was sacked for objecting to a class of 11-year-olds being shown the footage.

The Oxford graduate said the graphic YouTube video carried a warning the content was not suitable for under-18s.

Now a Birmingham employment tribunal has approved her bid to pursue legal claims against E-Act, who sponsor a number of academies, including Heartlands.

The organisation says it will oppose Suriyah’s claims, and says the 24-year-old simply no longer wanted to work at the school.

The video was not mentioned in detail during the brief preliminary hearing which dealt with technical and legal matters.

But outside the hearing, Suriyah said: “It was shown to some 30 children during class. I understand the video was shown without the permission of the authorities.

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SOURCE:  
Birmingham Mail