‘OUTRAGEOUS!’ Germany’s fury as teachers banned from even MENTIONING Christmas in class
GERMAN politicians have reacted with open fury after teachers at a school for expat children in Turkey were banned from even mentioning Christmas in the classroom.
By NICK GUTTERIDGE
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Berlin expressed complete dismay at the draconian ruling by officials in Istanbul, saying it was an example of how the country is turning into an ”Islamic dictatorship” under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In an internal email, sent out by school management, teachers were ordered not to put up Christmas decorations in classrooms or teach their pupils anything about the festive season.
The instructions were so severe that teachers are banned from mentioning the topic of Christmas altogether. According to Deutsche Welle, the email told teachers there must be “no sharing of Christmas traditions and Christian festivals in lessons, Christmas must not be treated as a subject and you must not sing Christmas songs”.
The decision, by management at the Istanbul Lisesi school, has sparked particular outrage in Germany because the institution receives funding from Angela Merkel’s government.