Math’s teacher’s Islamic wrestling classes

Luton

A maths teacher who set up Islamic wrestling camps to train his students in the art of combat has been thrown out of the profession. Azam Zia, 38, held weekend wrestling sessions for Muslim boys from Icknield High School, in Riddy Lane, Luton, between August and November 2015. Students ‘were allowed to wrestle one another to settle a conflict’ during the meetings at Tokko Youth Centre, where Zia and another anonymised man would train them how to fight. Zia’s coaching…

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