By Rachel Fletcher, April 17, 2008
A sacked teacher who criticised an Islamic school for using books that described Jews and Christians as “monkeys” and “pigs” has spoken of his ordeal.
Colin Cook, who taught English at the King Fahad Academy in Acton, West London, was last week awarded nearly £70,000 for unfair dismissal by a Watford Employment Tribunal.
The tribunal upheld his claim that he was wrongly fired from his £36,000-a-year position in December 2006 for whistleblowing about alleged cover-up of cheating in a GCSE exam. He failed in a claim of race discrimination.