Australian students at risk of radicalisation at 20 Sydney schools

Immigration to Australia started with the?Aborigines who were then followed by the British. From 1901 onwards Australia controlled immigration with the?Immigration Restriction Act which was known colloquially as the White Australia Policy. British migrants until after World War two were the preferred?choice of migrant?for Australia. ?During the Second World War, Prime Minister John Curtin said, “This country shall remain forever the home of the descendants of those people who came here in peace in order to establish in the South Seas an outpost of the British race.”

Since 1945, more than 7 million people have settled in Australia. From the late 1970s, there was a significant increase in immigration from Asian and other non-European countries…

In the decades since, Australia has maintained largescale multi-ethnic immigration. Australia’s current Migration Program allows people from any country to apply to migrate to Australia, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, culture, religion, or language, provided that they meet the criteria set out in law.


Out of the many different immigrant groups to move to Australia only one type of immigrant and their descendants has been linked to radicalisation in Australian schools. While Australia was right to remove the discrimination based on nationality and ethnicity they made a serious error of judgement making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion and culture since Islam is 80% a political ideology and Muslim cultural values are at odds with Western values of equal rights for women and homosexuals and a democratic system of government. Islam?is also the only “religion” that is linked to radicalisation in Western?countries which is an inconvenient truth for many.We simply do not see people radicalised by any other religion or culture in this way.

Teen gunman Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar was a student at Arthur Phillip High School. He shot dead a police employee in Parramatta.

ANGRY parents say their kids felt ?pressured? into daily prayer meetings, Koranic lectures and even cutting their hair by other Muslim Punchbowl Boys High School students, as it can be revealed almost 20 NSW schools have been identified as ?at risk? of radicalising Islamic children.

Children from secular families or from Christian or other religions are not susceptible to radicalisation the way Muslim children are because their religions do not have holy books and Prophets that support Jihad. The words of the prophet Muhammad and the Quran are rich sources of violence that extremists can easily use to justify their actions.

The list of 19 schools ? all of which are understood to be located in Western and southwestern Sydney ? have been identified for the state government?s in-school counter-?extremism program, which was rejected by the now-?removed Punchbowl principal Chris Griffiths last year, who converted to Islam in 2014.

He rejected the counter-extremism measures and he converted to Islam. What does that tell you? Why would becoming Muslim make him no longer care about protecting his students from extremism? Was he as much a victim of extremists inside his school as his students?

The recently sacked principal of Sacked Punchbowl Boys High School principal Chris Griffiths. Picture: Rohan Kelly

It is believed the catalyst for the department?s investigation, that led to the dismissals, was the school?s ongoing reluctance to implement the state-funded deradicalisation program.

There have been reports that Mr Griffiths was stood down for excluding female teachers and that the school had a fragile relationship with police.

The Australian also reported that the investigation picked up one case in which a non-Muslim teacher was seriously assaulted and threatened by a student, but the matter was not reported to police.

…It comes as the parents of a Year 7 Punchbowl student voiced their anger at the school being run more like ?a mosque? than a public school.

The worried parents, who The Daily Telegraph has decided not to name for their son?s safety, said their boy had felt pressured by other boys and made fun of for not conforming to the Sunni denomination ? which they said makes up the majority of the school and community.

…?Why are they letting kids go on like this about religion? My kid has long hair but some kids told him that it was going against their religion. He goes to school to learn, it?s not a mosque. Religion is for the home, not for the school.?

She said she felt anger ?towards the school because she had deliberately sent her son to a ?public school? not to a ?religious school and he was now feeling ?scared?.

We usually associate deradicalisation programs with Islamic schools and Jihadists returning from war. It is shocking that deradicalisation programs are needed inside twenty public schools in Sydney. If public schools can get this bad I can only imagine what is going on inside Islamic schools in Australia. If we in New Zealand do what Australia is doing we will get what Australia is getting.

We already have a terror watchlist in New Zealand and anyone who thinks that it is good that it is not yet in the hundreds is kidding themselves. One person who is radicalised is one person too many. Before Islamic immigration, we had exactly zero.