UK government acts on hoax e-mail

The UK government is taking the unprecedented step of writing to every embassy to stop a false e-mail rumour about Holocaust teaching being banned. A widely-circulated e-mail has falsely claimed that schools in the UK will stop teaching the Holocaust because it might cause offence to Muslims. Schools Secretary Ed Balls says he wants to “put an end once and for all to the myth” spread by the e-mail.

BBC News, 4 February 2008

This email has been circulating for months now. See here.