The head teacher of a school in Qatar was deported from the Gulf state after an employee accused him of having an “anti-Muslim attitude”, it was reported.
According to the website RFI, Hafid Adnani, who was head of the Lycee Bonaparte, was jailed in September shortly after accusing the school’s financial director lying on her CV.
Shortly afterwards, the woman took legal action against Adnani, accusing him of expressing anti-Muslim views, which is a crime in Qatar.
The French foreign affairs ministry reportedly called the deporting of Adnani, who has left his family behind in the country, a “compromise solution”. The financial director is said to have since resigned.
Lycee Bonaparte is not the only French school in the tiny Gulf state, which is home to a large expatriate population, to have become embroiled in controversy.
A head teacher at the Lycee Voltaire, Jean-Pierre Brosse, lost his job after Qatar’s public prosecutor complained about a curriculum which included teachings on the history of wine production and featured images of naked women in a science text book.
His successor was forced to leave the country after he was accused of paedophilia. He denied that charge, claiming it was brought against him by the body that ran the school after he refused to fire two staff members.