Johannesburg - A sit-down has been planned between representatives of The King’s School, a Christian school in Linbro Park, Sandton, and members of the Muslim community in the area.
This comes after an incident earlier in the week when Bob Fuller, head of student affairs at the upmarket private school, compared Christianity and Islam and made what were considered to be derogatory remarks about Muslims.
He wrote: “Muslims pray at prescribed times according to a set ritual in the hope they will be heard, while Christians can pray anywhere at any time in any words we may choose, with the assurance that every word is heard because of our personal relationship with God.”
Though Fuller and the school apologised on Friday, the Muslim community, who have spoken out on social media, say the apology is not enough.
Yusuf Abramjee, former Crime Line head, said he, along with community leaders, intends to sit down with Fuller and other school representatives to “educate them about other religions”.
Gauteng Department of Education's acting spokesperson, Oupa Bodibe, said they view the matter in a very serious light and strongly condemn such behaviour in schools.