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ICCT in the Media: Ahmad El-Muhammady on toy guns on school grounds in Malasya

October 30, 2023

On Monday 30th of October 2023, Ahmad El-Muhammady was interviewed by Malay Mail, a newspaper in Malaysia, on the decision by some teachers in Malaysia to wield toy guns on school grounds in support of Palestine.

“The people involved did not have a ‘security’ mindset when they did the act — which is dangerous and politically wrong — all in the name of having fun. Kids like playing with guns so teachers want to have a good time, but the strategy is not right,” he commented. 

“Bit overstretching the point when using guns because we are now teaching kids a culture of violence and exposing them to ‘paramilitary’ culture,” he cautioned.

Read the full interview: 

Experts: Brandishing toy weapons on school grounds plain wrong, engage students in meaningful discussions on Israel-Palestine conflict instead