03 April 2017

Teacher is fired from $5,700-a-year New York Muslim school for showing a naked painting of Adam and Eve and saying 'they were not real'

An English teacher was fired from a $5,700-a-year private Muslim school in New York after she told third graders that Adam and Eve were 'not real' and showed them a naked painting of the first couple.

Nina Kossman's comment to students at the Razi School in Woodside, Queens, angered parents when she told their children that the story of the first couple was just a 'myth', according to the New York Post.

She also showed the children a nude painting of Adam and Eve by 17th-Century artist Paul Rubens.

Kossman told the Post that she committed the sin of 'telling the truth' while at the school the pre-K-to-12 school, which charges tuition of $5,500 to $5,700 a year.?

Imani Al-Amin, an assistant to the principal, reportedly told Kossman that the next day, a group of infuriated parents showed up at the school to complain that Kossman 'discussed Jews with them and showed them pictures of naked people'.

'The parents were in shock, in a fury,' the assistant said, according to Kossman. 'You have to understand that this is a different environment.'

Kossman noted that Judaism, Christianity and Islam share the myth, thinking it would 'help build up tolerance' for other faiths, according to the Post. [Daily Mail] Read more