Wednesday, 1st December 2021

Age of intolerance? Outrage in France after beheading of schoolteacher

By Abiodun Ogundairo
22 October 2020   |   12:10 pm
Is nothing sacred? Since the 19th century, France has sent out public schoolteachers to the four corners of the country with a mission to embody the values of the Republic. To behead a social studies teacher over Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet in the carefully controlled context of a civics class on secularism and free speech defies reason.