Teacher suspended after allegedly calling her 14-year-old Muslim student a ‘raghead Taliban’ and a ‘terrorista’

March 21, 2015 3:35 pm 10 comments Views:

A French teacher from Florida has been suspended for five days without pay after she was accused of calling her 14-year-old Muslim student a ‘raghead Taliban’ when he walked into class wearing a hoodie.

The administrative complaint filed against Maria Valdes also claimed that, when the teacher called on on Deyab-Houssein Wardani, she once asked ‘Okay the Taliban, what is the answer?’

It also alleged that the Cypress Bay High School teacher would say ‘Ah no! The Taliban is here’ when he walked into the classroom and would refer to him as a ‘terrorista,’ which is Spanish for terrorist.

A French teacher from Florida has been suspended for five days without pay for allegedly calling her 14-year-old Muslim student Deyab-Houssein Wardani (pictured) a ‘raghead Taliban’

Deyab-Houssein, who did not know the Taliban referred to a terrorist organization until he asked his parents, said the other students in his class laughed at the nickname.

‘I would not expect this from a teacher, teachers are supposed to set an example for their students,’ he told the Sun Sentinel.

‘It’s very sad that people still think like that, that all Muslims are your average daily terrorist.’

Valdes will also have to undergo a diversity training program.

The punishment is not enough for Deyab-Houssein’s father Youssef, who said that, at a minimum, he believes the teacher should have been suspended for a year without pay – if not fired.

 

Wardani said the five-day suspension amounted to a ‘vacation’. He made his anger loud and clear after the punishment was passed down at the Broward School Board’s meeting on Tuesday.

The father told school administrations they should ‘all be removed for bullying,’ according to Local 10.

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, who filed the administrative complaint after he was notified of Valdes’ alleged comments, said the matter was taken ‘very seriously’ and was addressed with the ‘appropriate sense of urgency’.

‘I take a lot of exception to any statement, or suggestion that somehow this administration and school board did nothing or was ever lax in our response’, he said, according to the Miami Herald.

The punishment is not enough for Deyab-Houssein's father Youssef, who said that, at a minimum, he believes the teacher should have been suspended for a year without pay - if not fired

The punishment is not enough for Deyab-Houssein’s father Youssef, who said that, at a minimum, he believes the teacher should have been suspended for a year without pay – if not fired

During the meeting Runcie, a Jamaican immigrant, said that he had personally been affected by racism.

He shared the story of when he watched his mother get shot in the face by a man who blamed Jamaican immigrants for his inability to get a job.

Wardani said this was not the first time his son, who is half Lebanese and half Moroccan, has experienced discrimination.

In the fourth-grade a school bus driver who knew Deyab-Houssein was Muslim told him ‘we’re going to wipe you off the face of this planet and turn you into dust and sand,’ Wardani told the Sun Sentinel.

Although the school board voted unanimously to discipline the teacher, Wardani was not done fighting after the meeting was over.

Deyab-Houssein said he is 'very proud' of his father and is getting support from his peers, but that he now feels a 'strange vibe' from his French teacher
'I promise you for the rest of my life, until my dying breath, I'm going to make sure no child goes through what my Deyab-Houssein had to go through,' said Wardani, who has reached out to the FBI

‘I promise you for the rest of my life, until my dying breath, I’m going to make sure no child goes through what my Deyab-Houssein had to go through,’ said Wardani, who has reached out to the FBI

'This is motivating me to work harder,' Deyab-Houssein said. 'To prove that I am not a random guy who you can call a Taliban' 

‘This is motivating me to work harder,’ Deyab-Houssein said. ‘To prove that I am not a random guy who you can call a Taliban’

‘I promise you for the rest of my life, until my dying breath, I’m going to make sure no child goes through what my Deyab-Houssein had to go through,’ he told the Miami Herald.

Wardani said he has reached out to the FBI.

District administrators said the degree of punishment that could be leveled against Valdes was limited because of an agreement with the Teachers Union.

As for Deyab-Houssein, he said he is ‘very proud’ of his father and is getting support from his peers, but that he now feels a ‘strange vibe’ from his French teacher, ‘like she doesn’t want me to be there.’

‘This is motivating me to work harder,’ he said. ‘To prove that I am not a random guy who you can call a Taliban.’

 

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  • One French phrase that that French teacher should know before applying derogatory labels on undeserving people:

    Black-Blanc-Beur.

    Integration, not separation. Unity, not racism.

    • Toy Pupanbai

      Ref. final sentence: Moslems, by definition, cannot, will not. integrate!

      • An obsolete definition still embraced by power-hungry genocidal lunatics who still live in the Middle Ages and want to impose their beliefs on everyone by the sword.

        But not by most people, people who just want to live in peace and be accepted by society. People who respect other people’s faiths and want theirs to be respected too.

        • Richard the lion heart

          Once the minority muslims become a majority will you state the same? Look up the meaning of taqiyyah and you will better understand the Muslim game/aim.

          • That is your fear? Prove by your acts that your religion or lack of it is better than Islam or anything else. Preach by example, not by words.

            Taqiyyah is justified by duress, by being threatened by those with power. OTOH, most people who join the ranks of extremist movements worldwide do so because they feel oppressed and want to fight back. Both are ways out of a fear-driven conflict that has no place in this millennium.

            In a civilized society, there’s no such conflict. People of all faiths can discuss things peacefully and reach a common ground. There’s no need for taqiyyah because there’s no religious persecution.

            However, when you assume that people of a certain faith are secretly plotting against you, when you believe that they’re of the same kind that wants to take over the world instead of normal people like you and me, you’re just making an unjust accusation.

            Fear of Islam only makes the conflict stronger, because it justifies the hatred of people like this alleged teacher. It gives misguided people a reason to attack innocent people because of their religious beliefs.

            Islamophobia leads to violence, which leads to jihad and more violence. Your holy war versus their holy war. In the end, everybody loses.

            Don’t be part of this vicious circle.

          • ΨΦ

            Well spoken indeed. A man of conscience and intellect – such a pleasant rarity on the internet, bravo.

  • dalisaysena@yahoo.com

    oh so sad …am a retired teacher as well…but never in my life commented any thing so hurtful to my pupils…youngsters are sensitive in many ways…thats why a teacher must be so particular about this…we got the committment not only to teach but a GREAT model…a Teacher is a Teacher any where they go…they are forever a TEACHER…!!!

  • Best_Reviews

    more lies from butt hurt religion of peace invaders.

  • Viva Malta

    Multiculturalism
    is a dangerous intentional fraud.

  • Corina-Elena Burtea

    e he he! I know that to be a teacher is sometimes very very hard.. some kids can be naughty! And if you call him a name.. he can say you are the bad wolf!