A teacher has been fined after he admitted posting a picture Hitler on Facebook with the words ‘you were right’.
Mahmudul Choudhury, 35, from Tower Hamlets, east London, was reported to police for sharing the image by a Jewish student who he had previously added on the social networking site.
He pleaded guilty to the racially aggravated offence at an earlier hearing and was told he could face losing his job, as he is still employed as a teacher.
The father-of-two shared the photo of Hitler, which is accompanied with the words ‘Yes man, you were right… I could have killed all the Jews, but I left some of them to let you know why I was killing them. Share this picture to tell the truth a whole world’.
He added the caption: ‘Yes now we can see why’ #ProtectiveEdge.’
Choudhury wore a suit and tie when he appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court yesterday, where he was fined £465.
Toyin Odumade, prosecuting said: ‘On July 11 of last year Mr Choudhury had posted an image on his Facebook account of Adolf Hitler.
‘This Facebook poster was seen at the school where Mr Choudhury worked, this pupil is Jewish and it caused him distress so alerted the police.
‘This led to Mr Choudhury being arrested and taken to the police station where he was interviewed.
‘In this interviewed he said he had been on Facebook for four years and he kept his Facebook account up to date about what was going on in the world and sometimes posted things of freedom of speech and political stuff but never anything racist.’
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