Frightened teachers at a Sydney primary school have revealed Muslim students are showing signs of extreme radicalization at a very young age – 5th grade – saying they have been traumatized by threats of beheadings and other violent behavior from these Muslim students .
Daily Telegraph (h/t Susan K) documents reveal how frightened teachers at Punchbowl Public School have resorted to making formal complaints over fears of religious violence inside the classroom. It’s also understood at least three teachers have taken stress leave, received counselling or been paid compensation because of bullying from Islamic students.
The primary school is a feeder facility to Punchbowl Boys High, which has been at the centre of a political storm after former principal and Islam-convert Chris Griffiths was sacked when he refused to implement the state government’s deradicalization program.
In an August 2014 incident, an official complaint from a teacher obtained by The Daily Telegraph says two students were kicked out of class for being “repeatedly uncooperative and disruptive”. They were placed in “time out” where they “began audibly chanting the Koran in Arabic”. The concerned teacher says they “could give no explanation of their behaviour”.
In an October 2014 incident a teacher describes how a student was being bullied when his peers told him he was “betraying his religion” by “not going to Muslim scripture”. An earlier incident that year says a “group of boys stood around a girl and called her horrible (in Islam) names like dog”.
Revelations of the disturbing reports come as a former teacher at the school at the time, who has asked to be known only as Mrs A, revealed her nightmare experiences, including death threats from Islamic students.
In one incident, Mrs A said two Year 5 students pushed her into a corner during a creative arts lesson and chanted the Koran in Arabic around her. She was also left threatening notes saying students would kill her family. And red writing saying “f— your family” was left on a computer room log for her to find.
Mrs A said she was forced to leave the public education system after students in Year 5 threatened to kill her family. She claims multiple complaints to the Department of Education were simply dismissed.
“Some students would act out beheadings with their fingers across their necks,” she said. “I had incidents where the kids wanted to fly the Syrian flag in the classroom or they would wear headbands. But when you say no, they start getting abusive.
“A lot of kids talk about their uncles and cousins who are fighting the war in Syria. “They are allowed to get up and walk out of class at prayer time and we can’t stop them. By the time they get to high school they’re learning has been impaired because they’ve been preoccupied with social issues regarding Islam.”
Mrs A said this lack of discipline at the school encouraged extremist behaviour. She said it only worsened when the children get to high school.