"In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community or in a place of worship."The researchers gave the example of one history department in a secondary school in a northern city which decided not to teach the Holocaust as a topic for GCSE coursework.
The report said the teachers feared confronting "anti-Semitic sentiment and Holocaust denial among some Muslim pupils". Christian parents at another school complained over the way the Arab-Israeli conflict was taught.
Deniers should just sit back and wait. Teachers, frightened of their students and their parents, are doing their work for them. I am repeatedly amazed at how fear of violence from Muslims results in self-censorship, e.g. the failure of newspapers to publish the Danish cartoons last year.
This telegraphs the message to those who have engaged in such violent responses: violence works.