Here is a copy of a letter send to and published in the Ilford Recorder:
Ilford Recorder, Thursday September 15, 2011
Beal High School
'Unnacceptable' porn star teacher
As a Muslim parent, with a child at Beal High School, like countless parents I was dismayed, disgusted and disappointed to learn the school had appointed a male teacher, Benedict Garrett, as PHSE head of department, who it has now transpired also worked as a stripper, naked butler and a porn star, aka Johnny Anglais.
I'm very angry that my child, with hundreds of other minors at Beal High, was subject to a teacher who was engaged in working in the adult sex industry, which, as a follower of Islam, I find highly immoral, repugnant and completely unacceptable and incompatible with my religious beliefs. I know the same is true for those following other faiths.
Parents have rightly called for an independent inquiry. That this should happen in a school of all places is appalling.
Dr Anwar Hussein
Dear Dr Anwar Hussein,
Forgive me if I am wrong, but I was unaware that Beal High School was affiliated with Islam, or with any religion for that matter.
The fact that you are Muslim has absolutely no bearing on the recruitment process or the choice of teaching staff that the school selects. If that was the case, I would assume that you would be deeply discontent to know that there are at least ten members of staff who are 'practicing' homosexuals. But thank goodness your values do not dictate who can or cannot become a teacher!
Equally, if parents decided, based on their own values, who could and could not be a teacher, then I would object to anyone who is a strict Muslim, Jew or Christian from teaching my children based on the fact that their principles of homophobia, second class treatment of women, views of non-believers, belief in 'an eye-for-an-eye', promotion of un-safe sex practices and numerous other values that do not gel with a liberal, open-minded and tolerant society, go totally against the values I wish to instill in my child.
Parents do not dictate who can and cannot teach. And nor should they be allowed to be. Teachers should be employed on their ability to teach. Whatever legal activities they indulge in outside of the classroom (be that related to their religious or sexual practices) has absolutely nothing to do with it. If you have ANY proof I brought my outside practices into the classroom, then please, bring it forward. Equally, the moment you, DOCTOR Hussein, bring your religion into the job and impose it on those you are professing to help, I sincerely hope someone comes down on you like a ton of bricks too. Until then, I hope you are employed for being a brilliant doctor and not for being a believer in a fictitious entity that you allow to rule your life.
Benedict Garrett / Johnny Anglais
Link to spreaker
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- Benedict Garrett
- Big Brother 2012 house mate, single Dad, actor, singer, personal trainer, stripper, adult entertainer, public speaker, activist, columnist, presenter and former secondary school teacher. Canadaphile, Francophile, atheist, fighter for freedom and tolerance, real child protection, sexual liberalism, European integration and abolition of the monarchy.