England: There are some stories I wish were April Fools' Day jokes, but this one is dated 2nd April, so it can't be:
Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed.
It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.
There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.
I am lost for words.
Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims—London Evening Standard, 2nd April 2007.