If Klaus Kinzler had criticized Christianity, would he have been fired? What do you think?
“Klaus Kinzler, teacher accused of Islamophobia, fired by Sciences Po Grenoble,” translated from “Klaus Kinzler, l’enseignant accusé d’islamophobie, mis à pied par Sciences Po Grenoble,” Valeurs Actuelles, December 20, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):
Klaus Kinzler and the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies are over – at least for a while. The German teacher came to prominence last March, when his name was plastered on the walls of the IEP by far-left activists and then released by UNEF. At the time, the professor was accused of Islamophobia. A scandalous case a few months after the Samuel Paty affair, who also had been falsely accused of Islamophobia. In the process, Klaus Kinzler had made the rounds of the media, denouncing an “ideological witch-hunt” within the IEP. The director of the IEP, Sabine Saurugger, was not amused by this action and suspended the teacher, as reported by the newspaper Le Figaro on Monday December 20.
Le Figaro reports that Klaus Kinzler again appeared in the media eight months after the affair. In November, the teacher made more appearances in the media – an activity that had been forbidden to him by his headmaster. According to Sabine Saurugger, Klaus Kinzler had made “defamatory statements in several media against the school (…) as well as against the person of the headmaster.” In her statement, the headmistress mentioned in particular a notable appearance in the programme “Heure des Pros,” as well as two interviews with the newspapers “L’Opinion” and “Marianne.” According to Sabine Saurugger, Klaus Kinzler “seriously disregarded several duties associated with his civil servant status” and “seriously violated the professional integrity of his work colleagues.” As a result, the teacher was suspended for four months until a disciplinary council was convened.