A secondary school teacher in Austria is facing legal action after she told her students that Mohammed, the founding prophet of Islam, was a child molester. The statement was made presumably in reference to Islamic holy texts, such as the Hadith, which contains first-hand accounts of the life and work of Mohammad, who took young girls as his wives.
Vorarlberg Provincial Councillor Dr. Bernadette Mennel confirmed this week that the woman, who teaches middle school in Bregenz, is now faces criminal charges, Breitbart reported, citing the Austrian publication, VOL.
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It is alleged that the Bregenz teacher had described Mohammed, the prophet and founder of Islam, as a child molester in front of her students. Upon hearing the news the school forwarded the complaint to the Vorarlberg prosecutors office.
Currently the prosecution office has given no information about their investigation into the veracity of the claims against the teacher but if they find any truth to them there will likely be harsh consequences for the teacher.
Frau Mennel said, ‘such statements are unacceptable,’ but said she would hold off judgement until the state prosecutor was able fully to investigate the case and determine the legitimacy of the claim.
For Muslims, insulting the prophet Mohammed is one of the highest forms of blasphemy. It is punishable by death in several African and Middle Eastern countries where Shariah law is enforced.
But the teacher, whose name is not given in the article, is in Europe.
Frau Mennel said that “such statements are unacceptable” but said she plans to withhold judgement until the state prosecutor is able to investigate the case and verify the allegations.
Austria is right next to Germany, where an influx of Muslim immigrants has contributed to rising national tensions and several lawsuits.