22 Jul '14

News Stigmatising Muslims wont solve problems in Birmingham schools | Salma Yaqoob

Nicky Morgans pragmatic tone as education secretary is welcome. We have to start rebuilding trustThe residents of Birmingham ought to be able to sleep more easily tonight. Peter Clarkes 129-page report into the citys schools found no evidence of plots to indoctrinate, groom or recruit school pupils to an agenda of radicalisation, violent extremism or terrorism. This is also the key finding of the reports commissioned by Birmingham city council and Ofsted.Clarke, a former counter-terror police chief, found that a small number of governors in a small number of schools have sought to influence curriculums with bigoted views. He says: There has been coordinated, deliberate and sustained action, carried out by a number of associated individuals, to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools. Continue reading...

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