Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims

The researchers gave the example of a secondary school in an unnamed northern city, which dropped the Holocaust as a subject for GCSE coursework. The report said teachers feared confronting ‘anti-Semitic sentiment and Holocaust denial among some Muslim pupils’. It added: “In another department, the Holocaust was taught despite anti-Semitic sentiment among some pupils. “But the same department deliberately avoided teaching the Crusades at Key Stage 3 (11- to 14-year-olds)…