[UPDATED] SPAIN: Little raghead 'traumatized' because his teacher mentioned the word 'ham'

A teacher at the Institute Menéndez Tolosa in the city of La Línea de la Concepcion has been denounced by a Muslim family because their son was offended during a geography class at hearing the teacher say ‘ham.’

The teacher was giving a normal lesson about the different climates on our planet, and he used the locality of Trevélez [Granada] as example of a cold and dry climate. For an anecdote, the teacher explained that precisely this climate was best for the curing of hams. Then the student demanded of the teacher, “Don’t speak about hams,” because this subject was offensive for him as he is a Muslim.

This paper’s sources at the center explained that the teacher answered him that it was “simply an example and that in his classes he doesn’t bear in mind the religion that his students practise.”’

This might have remained simply an exchange of opinions, but the family of the minor, who never went to speak to the teacher, did not hesitate to file a complaint against the teacher with the National Police.

The agents of the Court went yesterday to the secondary school and took an affidavit from the teacher with the facts about what happened during his class. In addition, the civil servants have requested the disciplinary and academic documentation of the minor in this educational center and in the previous one in which he was enrolled.

The teacher is accused of being an author of a supposed crime of mistreatment, and of having racist motivations and xenophobia. Teachers and students are infuriated by this situation, because the teacher has taught with devotion for two decades now, and has never had a problem of this type. These accusations have affected him greatly.

H/T VLAD TEPES

Muslim ham complaint thrown out of court as ‘abusive, sectarian, capricious and inadmissible.’

Typically Spanish–The Children’s Prosecutor in Algeciras, Juan Cisneros, has definitively archived the complaint from a student of a secondary school in La Linea, who had denounced his geography teacher for talking about Serrano ham in class, as it offended his Muslim sensibilities.

The teacher had been explaining how the climate at Trevelez in the Granada Alpujarra is ideal for the curing of its famous local ham.

The prosecutor described the pupil’s attitude as ‘abusive, sectarian, capricious and inadmissible’ and ordered the definitive archiving of the complaint. He demanded all the documents in the case which had been placed with Instruction Court 1 in La Linea, and after studying them, threw it out. Juan Cisneros said ‘There is not even the minimal indication of any type of penal infraction’.

The prosecutor noted the media circus which had been created around the case, mainly by the youngster’s parents, and described the resulting public relevance as ‘worrying’.

He admitted that it has ‘journalistic interest and so it is logical there is public debate’ but he did not think it justifiable that ‘certain personal data of the youngster’ had been released by some media, and he did not rule out the possibility that some crime had been committed in that regard.

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