Max Hermansen, the leader of the Pegida chapter in Norway that opposes immigration of Muslims, has effectively been fired from his job as a teacher at a high school in Oslo. The school, Hermansen told TV2, “doesn’t want me, they don’t want to set me loose in a classroom.”
Hermansen confirmed that he had entered into an agreement in which he resigned from his post at Kuben Vidergåendeskole. The outspoken critic of Islam who helped organize anti-Islam marches in Oslo last winter, received a warning of termination in early February after being out on sick leave with full pay and later on furlough. After several “conversations” with school administrators, he accepted an offer from the Oslo school district, the terms of which weren’t disclosed.
“It’s correct that Max Hermansen has resigned his position,” Hild Lamvik of the city education administration Utdanningsetaten told TV2. “Utdanningsetaten agreed to a settlement.”
Hermansen has said earlier that he’d been told it was dangerous for him to teach because students had threatened him when they became aware of his attitudes towards Islam.