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White Teacher Sprayed Air Freshener Over Asian Pupils In Swansea School: Not A Madrassa

by | 16th, February 2011

IS the child abuse and racism witnessed  in the madrasses so different from the behaviour of Elizabeth Davies, a teacher who sprayed primary school children of Asian origin with air freshener to stop them smelling of curry?

A tribunal heard that Davies was wont to say before using the air freshener:

“There is a waft coming from paradise.”

Teaching assistant Wendy Roe alleged Davies used the term “black bastards” in “a low whisper on more than one occasion“.

Davies denied five allegations of spraying aerosol at pupils, washing pupils’ hands in disinfectant and making children stand on newspaper after they accidentally wet themselves. She was also accused of asking her support staff to spray the children at the 260-pupil Hafod primary school in Swansea, south Wales.

The disciplinary panel found her guilty of each of these things. Although there was insufficient evidence she had used the words “black bastards“. She was struck off the teaching register for a minimum of two years.

The BBC makes no mention of the words “Asian” nor “curry“. The Mirror, Telegraph, Metro, Guardian all do. The Mail has a photo of:

Mother Karen Andrew claims her son Cory, although not Asian, was sprayed with air freshener for smelling. She wants teacher Elizabeth Davies struck off

Can her behaviour be equated to that in the madrassas? Is the villain assaulting children because he is a Muslim – or is he doing it just because he likes to and thinks he can get away with it..?



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