On 22nd March, a teacher at Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire presented provocative and derogatory caricatures claiming to be of the Prophet ﷺ to his students, reportedly in a belligerent tone to “teach” them to handle so-called “blasphemy” and insult. This was followed by a deep sense of hurt and anger amongst parents at the school, whose student population is predominantly Muslim.
Hamza Tzortzis (Sapience Institute) and Salman Butt (Islam21c) discuss some of the political and philosophical underpinnings of this uproar.
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Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international public speaker on Islam, a writer, lecturer, instructor and researcher. He is particularly interested in Islam, politics, western and Islamic thought and philosophy.
Hamza delivers workshops, seminars and courses on the foundations of Islamic thought. He is an instructor for iERA and AlKauthar Institute. Hamza has also delivered a short course on the intellectual foundations of Islam for the Islamic Online University for their Diploma course.
Hamza is one of the main initiators of the contemporary emergence of Muslim public debaters and speakers using western and Islamic philosophy to defend and explain Islam. Hamza heads the research team and Lectures for iERA.