(Scotland) Christian Principal Sacked from Multicultural College

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: December 30, 2011

A principal, Malory Nye, and his wife have been sacked from the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland, whose stated aim is to promote multiculturalism because they are white Christians, they claim. ‘We were sacked for being white and Christian', claim principal and his wife dismissed from Dubai-backed 'multicultural' college."

Professor Malory Nye, 47, says he was dismissed from the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, because his race and religion were seen by his superiors as a threat to its core Muslim values. He says the college’s claims to pursuing multicultural values were a charade and that he was dismissed so he could be replaced by a Muslim. His wife Isabel Campbell-Nye, 42, alleges she was forced from her position as head of the English language centre because she attracted too many students who were not Muslims or Arabs. The independent college, whose patron is Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, advertises itself as a research-led institution 'that promotes a greater understanding of different religions and cultures in a multicultural context, for the benefit of the wider community'. The couple is taking the college to an employment tribunal claiming racial and religious discrimination, and unfair dismissal. Sources: The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2080195/Malory-Nye-claims-sacked-white-Christian.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2080195/Malory-Nye-claims-sacked-white-Christian.html#ixzz1jcOh2aya Die Presse: http://diepresse.com/home/meinung/cultureclash/721953/Burka-vs-Schottenrock