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18 Jul '14

News Birmingham council a 'disastrous failure' over Islamism in schools

Independent investigation sparked by 'Trojan horse' letter finds officials failed to act for fear of being accused of IslamophobiaBirmingham council "disastrously" failed to act when a group of Muslim men began to promote, sometimes illegally, a fundamentalist version of Islam in some schools, because officials were afraid of being accused of racism or Islamophobia, a report has found.The investigation, carried out by the independent adviser Ian Kershaw, was commissioned by Birmingham City council (BCC) as a result of concerns raised in a letter dated 27 November 2013, known as the "Trojan horse" letter, which suggested a number of schools in the city had been "taken over" to ensure they were run on strict Islamic principles. Continue reading...

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