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Rainham teacher who said he would “fight” and “die” at freedom of speech rally leaves school

PUBLISHED: 07:00 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:40 21 May 2018

Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab

Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab

Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab

A teacher from a Rainham school who was seen on social media stating he was ready to fight and die has left his job.

Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab

A teacher from a Rainham school who was seen on social media stating he was ready to fight and die following threats of abuse from members of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance has left his job.

Mohammed Hegab was a trainee history teacher at Harris Academy in Rainham, and the headteacher of the school issued a letter to parents a few days ago to say his placement terminated.

Headteacher Gareth Stananought said that the suspension was unrelated to allegations made on social media.

Mohammed has a YouTube channel with over 60,000 followers where he speaks about Islam, and in videos compares feminism and Islam, and also speaks about issues such as bullying.

Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab

There are also videos circulating on YouTube and social media of Mohammed attending a Freedom of Speech event in Whitehall, where he is allegedly punched by members of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DLA).

In these videos Mohammed is stood close to a group of DLA members and police officers and shouts that he will “fight” and “die” and he has said that this is following threats to stab him and kill him.

He said that his reaction was in the “heat of the moment” and that he “didn’t want to give them the satisfaction of seeing any fear in me.”

Following what he says the group of alleged DLA members run towards Mohammed and other members of Mohammed’s group and a fight breaks out.

Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab Mohammed Hegab at the event in Whitehall, London. Photo: YouTube/Mohammed Hijab

On the DLA Facebook group it describes itself as “opposing all forms of terrorism and extremism and will stand up against grooming gangs up and down the country.”

The letter sent to parents on Tuesday (May 15) said: “A number of parents contacted the academy at the end of last week regarding allegations made on social media about the behaviour outside school of a trainee history teacher who, until recently, was on a fixed term placement at Harris Academy Rainham.

“The trainee teacher has not been present in school since May 4, 2018.

“I can confirm that his placement has ended and he will not be returning.

“The termination of his placement is not connected with the allegations made on social media and instead relates to a performance related process that predates this.

“We are, however, liaising with all the relevant authorities regarding the allegations made on social media and the individual’s activities outside school.

“Any parents who wish to discuss this further should feel free to contact me directly.”

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