It’s so funny, sometimes, what you find when you read around a bit. The things that are going on, sort of in the shadows; a little bit here, a little bit there, a sort of drip, drip, drip…
Moslems are people, just like other people. They may be mistaken about the nature of their collective religious belief, or perhaps not. But, apart from within the British State “Education” “establishment”, there appears to be some debate, among many individuals all over the world, about whether Islam is a religion or not. Until that problem is settled authoritatively, it seems excessive to suspend or detain Christian (that is to say, secular-English or even irreligious, as is possible and indeed probable) 12-year-olds for declining to take part in some ill-judged role-play. It’s not very libertarian of the teacher concerned, and I hope she “stays away” a bit longer.
Perhaps the teacher asked them to do what she did, on purpose. I do not know.