Top UK school suspends teacher for alleged Islamophobia

Colchester Royal Grammar School, one of the UK’s best grammar schools, has again courted controversy after it was forced to suspend a teacher for using a mug depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

The school had to suspend the teacher for alleged Islamophobia after a picture of him holding a mug that had caricatures of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad was posted on social media.

The Jesus figure was shown to be saying “Hey,” with the Prophet Muhammad responding, “How ya doing?”

The Telegraph reports that the image was taken almost two weeks ago and surfaced online recently. The drawing is believed to be the work of a British author who works under the pseudonym Muhammad Jones.

The webcomic chronicles the lives and imaginary conversations between Jesus and Mo. The author has always denied that the Mo character is based on Prophet Muhammad.

A Colchester Royal Grammar School spokesman told The Mirror: “We have been notified an image has been shared online of an individual appearing to use a cup that has an offensive image on it. At this time, we are looking into the matter.”