Probe into the plot to replace teachers with fundamentalist Muslims and radical Islamic teachings widens to at least 25 Birmingham schools. Thousands of schoolchildren’s education could have been threatened by a hardline Muslim plot to force out moderate school officials and teachers and replace them with extremists and radical Islamists.
UK Daily Mail It emerged today that 25 Birmingham schools are now being investigated for links to the alleged radicalization plot, and while Birmingham City Council has refused to name the schools, some of which have upwards of 600 students, it means that vast numbers of pupils could have been at risk.
The number of schools allegedly involved rose today from 15 to 25 as Education Secretary Michael Gove is said to have told Ofsted inspectors to fail any school ‘where religious conservatism is getting in the way of learning and a balanced curriculum’.
The original four schools now has risen to 25
This afternoon Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg backed the investigations, saying schools should not be allowed to become ‘silos of segregation’.
As the scale of the alleged plot became apparent, Birmingham City Council appointed a new chief adviser, former head teacher Ian Kershaw, to handle at least 200 complaints received in relation to the ‘Trojan Horse’ alleged plot to take over primary, secondary, and community schools as well as academies in the city.
The unsigned and undated Trojan Horse letter claimed that a small but radical group of Muslims was pursuing its own agenda in the classrooms, with uncooperative headteachers and governors forced out.
It said that the plot had caused ‘a great amount of organised disruption’ in the city, crediting it with forcing a change of leadership at four schools. At the centre of the scandal is Birmingham’s Park View Academy, where it is alleged that £70,000 was spent on loudspeakers to call pupils to Islamic prayers.
Birmingham City Council’s investigation will run beside a separate inquiry by the Department for Education (DfE), and will report back on 15 schools initially next month, with a fuller report due in July.
Headteachers and governors judged to be performing ‘inadequately’ in terms of pushing religious views to the detriment of children’s education may be immediately dismissed.
Since the appearance of the letter in March, anonymous whistle-blowers including former staff have come forward, making claims that boys and girls were segregated in classrooms and assemblies, and sex education was banned.
It was also alleged that non-Muslim staff had been bullied, and in one case it was alleged that the teachings of a firebrand Al Qaeda-linked Muslim preacher praised to pupils.
Birmingham City Council today announced the six-month appointment of Mr Kershaw, managing director of Northern Education, to handle the investigation, and the council said it was also setting up a review group made up of MPs, councillors, police and faith groups.
The council’s leader, Sir Albert Bore, said the investigation was slowed by the two-tier school system, which meant that academies, which are at the centre of the allegations, were answerable not to the local authority but to the DfE, calling the situation ‘frustrating in the extreme’.
And Sir Albert suggested that the alleged Muslim extremist plot may extend beyond Birmingham, saying that his authority had spoken to councils in both Manchester and Bradford. He said: ‘There are certainly issues in Bradford which have similarities with the issues being spoken about in Birmingham.’
Fresh claims have emerged in Manchester and at Bradford’s Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College and Carlton Bolling College.An Ofsted spokesman said it had not begun inspections there, but did not rule it out.
Sir Albert also said that West Midlands Police, which has reopened a fraud inquiry into one of the schools caught up in the allegations, was still looking into the authorship of the Trojan Horse document, the authenticity of which is still unclear.
One of the schools being investigated over extremist infiltration cancelled its annual visit from Father Christmas last year. Teacher Vicky Hubble, who organized the event at the secular Ladypool Primary School, was allegedly told to cancel it by the new Muslim headmaster, Huda Aslam. He is said to have told her there would be no presents and ‘no mention’ of Jesus being the son of God.
You know indoctrination of radical Islamic ideology is bad in England when Muslim parents are complaining about their children being radicalized by Muslim teachers in public schools
Muslim Brotherhood moves headquarters from London to Austria after David Cameron announced terror investigation. But why Austria? The Brothers know they are always welcome in Washington, DC., after all, several of them are now serving in the Obama Regime.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Susan K) Controversial radical Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood is moving its headquarters from London to Austria in an apparent attempt to avoid an inquiry into its activities set up by the Prime Minister.
Gee, and it was just last year that David Cameron warmly welcomed Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt
The terrorist outfit was expelled from Egypt following last year’s coup there. It recently opened a new international office above a disused kebab shop in Cricklewood, northwest London.
But this weekend, sources said it had decided to transfer its base to Graz, Austria’s second city, after David Cameron announced a joint MI5 and MI6 investigation into its membership.
The group is regarded as a terrorist organisation by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain. Last month, Mr Cameron said that it was important to establish what the group’s beliefs were in terms of ‘extremism and violent extremism’.
Paul has now been released on bail. The trumped-up charges were: ‘racially’ aggravated harassment, possession of ‘racially’ inflammatory material and distribution of ‘racially’ inflammatory material.
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Britain First (h/t Allan Ivarsson) Firstly, there is no reference to either race or religion in the leaflet “No hate preachers in Hepburn Close,” none at all, anywhere. The leaflet simply repeats and disseminates information relating to Sajeel Shahid and his previous activities, all of which have been widely reported on by mainstream newspapers.
“I can confirm that we have had many, many residents of Chafford Hundred thanking us for letting them know what a dangerous terrorist lives in their midst.”
First of all Islam is not a race. Second, ‘harassment’ is not applicable to a single incident as this was. Third, police raided Golding’s home and turned it upside down. Golding was questioned about delivering leaflets for no less than 2 and a half hours. So, there wasn’t any “racial” aspect, and it wasn’t harassment, but that didn’t stop Essex police trying their best to cause me and my family as much aggravation as possible.
You have to ask, why do the police jump so readily and enthusiastically to protect an Al Qaeda terror camp trainer who has blood on his hands?
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Thus validating the reason that PM David Cameron has ordered an investigation of the group, Muslim Brotherhood, which calls itself peaceful, but has been designated a terrorist group by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE in recent weeks.
Militant Islam Monitor In a not so veiled threat, the radical Islamist group’s leader in UK says measures against the Brotherhood by the UK government could trigger terrorist attacks. The Muslim Brotherhood’s most senior leader in the UK has threatened that a ban on the Islamist group in the UK could trigger terrorist attacks.
Ibrahim Mounir claimed that a British government probe into the Brotherhood’s activities in the country was the result of pressure from Saudi Arabia – which has itself banned the group as part of a power struggle between rival Muslim regional power and chief Brotherhood sponsor Qatar.
In an interview with The Times, Mounir claimed that by banning the Muslim Brotherhood, the government would cause Muslims to turn to more violent means. “If this [ban] happened, this would make a lot of people in Muslim communities think that [peaceful] Muslim Brotherhood values… didn’t work and now they are designated a terrorist group, which would make the doors open for all options,” he said. (As if everyone in the Muslim community doesn’t already know this)
When asked if he was referring specifically to the use of violence, he replied: “Any possibility.”
“This would make more problems than we ever expect, not just for Britain, for all Islamic organizations round the world holding peaceful ideologies (What Islamic organizations holding peaceful ideologies?) . If the UK makes this option, you can’t predict [what would happen] with Muslims around the globe, especially the big Muslim organizations close to the Muslim Brotherhood and sharing its ideology.” (Let the riots begin…AGAIN!)
The British government acted following reports that Brotherhood leaders had met in London last year to decide their response to the Egypt crisis, after Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the military, The Times originally reported. They gathered in a flat above an Islamic charity office in the drab northwest London suburb of Cricklewood, the report said.
The paper quoted officials as saying it was “possible but unlikely” that the investigation would lead to a ban, with some in the Foreign Office reportedly believing it would only serve to radicalize and drive members underground. Mounir denied that the Brotherhood had formed a government-in-exile following Morsi’s ouster, but he admitted that its deputy, Gomaa Amin, was currently based in London.