Nargs Bibi, a primary school teacher from Oldham, posted forty offensive and malicious messages immediately after the Briton’s murder by ‘Jihadi John’ urging Isil to kill all non believers
A primary school teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after praising Isil for beheading aid worker Alan Henning in string of offensive social media posts.
Divorcee Bibi, 31, who had worked at Knowsley Junior School, Oldham, for three years before being fired over another matter, also hurled a diatribe of abuse at Mr Henning’s wife.
In some of the comments Ms Bibi called his wife “a b****” and a “slag”. She also referred to people aid workers in Syria as “barking dogs”.
On a separate occasion she wrote: “”Kill them by God’s law…and don’t let compassion move u.”
Details of her tribunal emerged as new government guidelines have asked teachers to play a more prominent role in spotting extremist behaviour at school.
She admitted making the comments and accepted they amounted to unacceptable professional conduct and conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute.
Ms Bibi did not attend a disciplinary hearing of the National College for Teaching and Leadership in Coventry and was not represented. The professional conduct panel’s written ruling redacted the tweets on its website because they were so offensive.
The messages began appearing on her Twitter account on the day of Mr Henning’s death last October 3, and continued during the following day.
She was arrested by Greater Manchester Police but no further action was taken. Bibi said her action was out of character, and she was suffering poor mental health at the time.
Chair Mrs Mary Speakman said: “The panel considered that the nature of the tweets had the potential to incite religious hatred and expressed some extreme views.
“The messages would have been offensive to people of Muslim and other faiths and were self-evidently demonstrating intolerance to other faiths and beliefs.
“The panel was satisfied that such communications undermined fundamental British values of mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and promoted political and religious extremism.”
She added that her extreme and malicious behaviour demonstrated deeply held belief that might lead to “pupils being exposed to or influenced by her behaviour in a harmful way.”
Ms Bibi was sacked from the school in December 2010 and was subject to an interim prohibition order for being abusive towards staff, including the head teacher.
She was making tentative steps to return to teaching and was hoping to engage in some voluntary work under the advice of her doctor, but this incident has finished her career for good.
The panel recommended she be allowed to apply to have her position reviewed after five years, owing to her mental health problems but decision maker Alan Meyrick, on behalf of the Secretary of State, overruled this, meaning Bibi is prohibited from teaching in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England ever again.
He said: “In my view this decision reflects the extreme nature of the material posted on Twitter and the regard with which the public will hold a teacher who has posted such material.”