I Was Sacked by Muslim College Chiefs 'For Being a White Scots Woman'

The Mail on Sunday (London, England), January 8, 2012 | Go to article overview

I Was Sacked by Muslim College Chiefs 'For Being a White Scots Woman'


Byline: Patricia Kane

A YOUNG tutor is claiming that an Islamic college discriminated against her when she stood up for the rights of female pupils.

Nicola Ridley, 22, who worked as a parttime English language teacher at the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee until last week, claims that she was dismissed because she was a 'white Scottish woman'.

She is taking the college, which aims to promote multiculturalism and is privately funded by the Dubai Royal family, to an employment tribunal amid claims she endured 'bullying, manipulation, victimisation and discrimination of many forms'. Her action follows similar moves by the college principal, Professor Malory Nye, 47, and his wife, Isabel Campbell-Nye, 42, head of the English language centre, who claim they were dismissed from their posts for being British, white and Christian.

The are taking the college to an employment tribunal, claiming racial and religious discrimination and unfair dismissal.

Last night, Miss Ridley, of Perth, said: 'I feel as if my life has been turned upside down. I loved my job and being able to make a difference to people from other cultures.

'But in my experience, the college is just playing lip service to equality and multiculturalism.

It's all a sham.' The tutor, who began working at the college in March last year, told of an incident that left her feeling 'intimidated' by a male student. She said: 'He (had become) very harassing towards two female students, texting them and following them out of college, to the point that one stopped coming to class.

'I compiled a report on his behaviour and emailed this to management, asking them to take action.' In papers submitted to the tribunal, Miss Ridley says she received no response to her email for several days and was faced with the student turning up for a class.

The papers claim he became angry and refused to go when she asked him to leave. Her line manager, Dr Alhagi Manta Drammeh, arrived and took the student away. She then continued to teach her class as normal.

Miss Ridley said: 'I was stunned when Dr Drammeh came along to the class a while later and told me they had had a chat and the student would not do it again. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

I Was Sacked by Muslim College Chiefs 'For Being a White Scots Woman'
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.