23 Jul '14

News Trojan horse inquiry was politically motivated, says former Park View chair

Tahir Alam says Peter Clarke, who led the investigation, did not visit some of the Birmingham schools mentioned in the reportThe Trojan horse investigation into an alleged plot to infiltrate Birmingham schools by Islamic hardliners was a politically motivated offensive led by Michael Gove, the former chairman of a Birmingham education trust has said.Tahir Alam, who until his resignation last month was chairman of Park View Educational Trust, said Peter Clarke, the former Metropolitan police counter-terrorism command who led the investigation, had not even visited some of the schools mentioned in his report. The report said Alam's trust had allowed an "aggressive and intolerant" Islamic ethos in its schools. Continue reading...

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