The Trojan Horse rolls into Birmingham

It all started with an anonymous letter. These days it is actually safer to put pen to paper since no electronic trail can be established and all the fancy govt spyware is for nowt.

The letter claims– boys and girls were
segregated in classrooms and assemblies, sex education was banned, and
non-Muslim staff were bullied. In one case it was alleged that the
teachings of a firebrand al Qaida-linked Muslim preacher were praised to
pupils.

This could be a massive hoax or it could be a careful plan by the Wahabbists to replace moderate leadership with militants in schools in Birmingham, Bradford and other locations. The Education Secretary Michael Gove is so worried that he has deputed a special Tzar to investigate the allegations. This has the appearance of an internal power struggle. The Salafists are late-comers to the party but they want all of the cake.
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Twenty-five schools in Birmingham
are now under investigation following 200 complaints received by the
council in relation to allegations of Islamist “takeovers”, according to
the leader of the city council


Sir Albert Bore detailed the
investigations as he announced the appointment of a new chief adviser to
deal exclusively with the fallout from Operation Trojan Horse
– a dossier claiming to reveal a plot to “overthrow” teachers and
governors in secular state schools in the city and run them on strict
Islamic principles.

Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood said 20 headteachers in his Perry Barr constituency alone – “virtually all Muslim heads” – had raised concerns about potential plots.

Despite fears the Trojan Horse document was a hoax,
Mahmood said he’d been made aware of similar allegations over the past
12 years and that he was confident there had been concerted attempts to
take over Birmingham schools by Islamic fundamentalists from the Wahabi
or Salafi sect.

Allegations have also emerged involving schools
outside Birmingham, including the Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise
College in Bradford.
It emerged on Monday that Laisterdyke’s entire
governing body has been sacked by Bradford council amid concerns over
poor performance and a “dysfunctional” relationship between governors,
including two city councillors, and management.

Kershaw will co-ordinate with the
existing Trojan Horse operational group, which is made up of officers
from Birmingham city council, West Midlands police, the National
Association of Headteachers (NAHT) and the school inspection authority
Ofsted.

At the weekend, it emerged that
the education secretary, Michael Gove, had personally sent Ofsted in to
inspect 15 Birmingham schools in recent weeks, after the allegations
first broke.



Concerns over how some of the city’s 430 schools were
being run first emerged when an anonymous letter known as Operation
Trojan Horse was leaked to councils and teaching unions,
claiming that a
small but radical group of Muslims were pursuing their own agenda in
the classrooms, with non-compliant headteachers and governors forced
out.

The document, which is unsigned and undated, claimed to have
caused “a great amount of organised disruption” in the city, crediting
the plan with forcing a change of leadership at four schools.

Since
the letter came to light, anonymous whistle-blowers, including former
staff, have come forward, making claims that boys and girls were
segregated in classrooms and assemblies, sex education was banned, and
non-Muslim staff were bullied. In one case it was alleged that the
teachings of a firebrand al Qaida-linked Muslim preacher were praised to
pupils.

Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan
Foundation urged calm while allowing authorities to continue their
investigations. “The allegations of alleged extremist takeover of
schools in Birmingham are very serious however there is a wider concern
that this is a witch-hunt against the Muslim community.”
he said.

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Link: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/19/birmingham-schools-pupils-multicultural-britain
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