Qatar teacher jailed for insulting Muslims

Pupils complained after Nepalese teacher allegedly said 'all Muslims are terrorists' - report
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By Shane McGinley
Thu 09 May 2013 12:05 PM

A Nepalese teacher at a school in Qatar has been fired and is currently in jail following complaints he insulted Islam and allegedly said “all Muslims are terrorists” during an argument with students.

Dorje Gurung, a chemistry teacher at Qatar Academy, was fired by the school last week after he allegedly made the derogatory comments during an argument with a group of his pupils two weeks ago.

The Nepalese expat was subsequently arrested by police and is currently in jail, Doha News reported.

“We can confirm that an incident recently arose involving a staff member at Qatar Academy which resulted in formal complaints being made regarding the manner in which students were addressed,” Qatar Academy said in a media statement.

“Appropriate action was taken by the school’s leadership for the teacher to depart from Qatar Academy. Since leaving our employment, we have learned that the incident is under investigation by the authorities. Therefore, it is currently inappropriate to comment further,” it added.

The incident occurred two weeks ago and unnamed sources at the school claimed Gurung is allegedly to have remarked that “all Muslims are terrorists” during the argument with students.

The Nepalese embassy confirmed to Doha News that Gurung was currently in jail.

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