"One of my teachers…was French and an excellent teacher when he did not bore us with long digressions on the religions of the world…. Faith in his own religion made him believe that all others were bad and despicable."
“One day during school, he did not hesitate to go for his Moslem pupils, launching a violent attack on Islam. ‘Your prophet Mohammed,’ he shouted at the end of this diatribe,‘was nothing but an imposter!"
“Of course…[the teacher]…blew up. It was terrible. I was punished, dismissed from the class, and even threatened with expulsion….And it was a double scandal. Firstly, for a pupil to tick off a teacher was bad enough. But for a ‘native’ to stand up toa European made me a thousand times moreguilty.”