Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sweden: Teacher refuses to shake hands of males, resigns and now sues school for discrimination.

(Helsingborg) When 20 year  Fardous El-Sakka  left university in 2016 she found work as a teacher  at the Helsingborg Knowledge School . 

On her arrival at the school a number of the male teachers gave their hand as they introduced themselves , she however refused, explaining that as a devout Muslims she was forbidden from touching  people of the opposite sex. One of the teachers complained and on her first day MIzz Sakka was up in front of the Headmaster who explained to Fardous that she had to stand behind the elementary school's value base if she wanted to work as a substitute at the School. That all people have equal value regardless of social background and regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or other beliefs, sexual orientation and disability. Sakkas reply was to stand up and say:
" I will go now”

However that wasn't the end of the story and she backed by her union she has sued the School for discrimination wanting SEK 120,000 (£10733/$15057) in compensation. Well her day in court has arrived and she and her lawyers are using Article 9 of the European Convention which states that everybody has the right to exercise his faith "through worship, teaching, deeds and observance of religious practices" in which to allow her to play the victim card. However,this case has huge ramifications if she wins simply as it will allow sharia law to take precedence against Swedish law.