Qatar deports head teacher for 'anti-Muslim' views

(photo for illustrative purposes only)

(photo for illustrative purposes only)

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.

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

Posted by: Anon

What a sad country. And they are going to host the world cup?

Posted by: Qatari

Typical french nonsense. I wonder if this would be your comment if the same thing happened to a Jew in Israel.

Posted by: The Avenger

There's not a chance that these guys will host the Tiddlywinks world cup nevermind the FIFA World cup .

Bad new , bad news , bad news and it keeps on coming . Unfortunatley for the Qataris they're receiving the same press and media that Dubai did and still does .

The hypocritical nature of Gulf countries means that it will never ever stop . The 'do as i say and not as i do' attitude catches up with people sometime .

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Design thinking or the importance of being human

Design thinking or the importance of being human

Having recently conducted a workshop on design thinking in Dubai...

'Bachelor ban' in Qatar tests relations with migrant workers

'Bachelor ban' in Qatar tests relations with migrant workers

Recent ramping up of family-only rules in Qatar is excluding...

It's raining ideas in the UAE!

It's raining ideas in the UAE!

The UAE is so naturally adverse to rain that one of the world...

Most Discussed