“Little improvement” 2 years after “Trojan Horse” Islamic plot to take over secular schools
“Birmingham’s political leaders, in my opinion, have consistently shown themselves to be incapable of delivering the urgent and sustained change required to improve the safety and well-being of the city’s vulnerable children.” Of course. They’re incapable of delivering this change because to do so would be “Islamophobic,” and in today’s shattered, staggering, dhimmi Britannia, that could mean the end of their political careers.
And if the overwhelming majority of parents really opposes the Islamization of secular schools, why can’t they stop this minority from doing its mischief?
“‘Little Improvement’ Two Years After Trojan Horse Islamist Plot,” by Nick Hallett, Breitbart, July 8, 2016:
Two years after hard-line Muslims were discovered trying to take over schools in the city of Birmingham in a so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ plot, children in the city are not being kept safe, the chief inspector of schools has said.
In a letter addressed to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, Sir Michael Wilshaw, who chairs school inspection group Ofsted, says he still has concerns about the city’s ability to ensure the safety of its children.
Birmingham was the focus of the so-called “Trojan Horse” scandal in 2014, in which a group of fundamentalist Muslims allegedly tried to take over a number of secular state schools and impose Islamic law on the staff and students.
The claims led to a series of investigations and school inspections.
In his letter, reported in the Telegraph, Sir Michael writes that inspectors visited 21 schools, and says the local council had failed to help schools combat radicalism.
“The schools that were placed in special measures as a result of Ofsted’s findings have undergone changes of leadership and governance in the intervening period and are now generally improving,” Sir Michael said.
“Two of the schools at the centre of the so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ episode have been upgraded from inadequate to good in their recent re-inspections.”
He says he has continued to visit the city, meeting with various officials:
“As a result of these discussions, I am quite clear that, although many of these schools have improved and children are now much safer, the situation remains fragile.
“While the overwhelming majority of parents support the changes that have taken place over the past two years, there are a minority of people in the community who are still intent on destabilising these schools.”
Meanwhile, the council is failing badly to improve its performance:
“Birmingham’s political leaders, in my opinion, have consistently shown themselves to be incapable of delivering the urgent and sustained change required to improve the safety and well-being of the city’s vulnerable children.”…
In the wake of the investigation, several Muslim teachers were found guilty of malpractice at tribunals, with one being banned from teaching for five years for exerting an “undue amount of religious influence” on students.
Some schools were also found to have stopped marking Christian celebrations such as Christmas and Easter, but introduced the celebration of Muslims festivals and even sent children on pilgrimages.