Islamic Convert Teacher Fired for Radicalizing Students, Re-Hired at Different School

A high school principle from Sydney, Australia who was fired from his post for allegedly attempting to radicalize students has been re-hired at a new school as a teacher.

“Chris Griffiths was removed from his job as principal at Punchbowl Boys High School, along with deputy Joumana Dennaoui, in March last year,” according to Daily Mail. “Allegations against Mr. Griffiths included complaints from parents of students being made to participate in prayer sessions, police concerns of radicalisation and claims from teachers regarding ‘a high level of staff disunity and disharmony.'”

Formerly, Griffiths worked at a majority-Muslim school.

But the accusations against him have not deterred another school from hiring the Muslim convert as a teacher. The new school is located in outer-western Sydney, and it hired Griffiths after the “discontinuation of two separate actions in the NSW Supreme court and Industrial Commission.”

“It was also alleged that he refused to run a voluntary departmental deradicalisation program to counter extremism despite the school being deemed ‘high risk,'” Daily Mail wrote.

Griffiths was fired after a performance review that considered all of the aforementioned factors.

“As a result of a recent appraisal of Punchbowl Boys High, there has been a change in the leadership of the school,” a New South Wales Department of Education spokesman said at the time.

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