Intolerant ethos claim 'disturbing'

Nansen Primary School is one of the institutions at the centre of the allegations

Nansen Primary School is one of the institutions at the centre of the allegations

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Compelling evidence of a determined effort to introduce an "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos" into a number of Birmingham schools has been branded as "disturbing" by the new Education Secretary.

Nicky Morgan said that former anti-terror chief Peter Clarke's investigation into the Trojan Horse allegations revealed that people with a "shared ideology" had attempted to gain control of the governing bodies of a small number of schools in the city.

She announced that t eacher could face misconduct hearings, after the inquiry uncovered evidence of "intolerant" messages shared by senior male staff at one Birmingham school.

Mr Clarke's inquiry, published earlier, concluded that there was "clear evidence" that there are a number of people, associated with each other and in positions of authority within schools who "espouse, endorse or fail to challenge extremist views".

The damning report, commissioned by former Education Secretary Michael Gove in April, was highly critical of Birmingham City Council, accusing the authority of failing to support under-pressure headteachers dealing with inappropriate behaviour by governors.

In his report, Mr Clarke, who served as head of the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit, said he "neither specifically looked for, nor found, evidence of terrorism, radicalisation or violent extremism in the schools of concern in Birmingham".

But he went on to say: "I found clear evidence that there are a number of people, associated with each other and in positions of influence in schools and governing bodies, who espouse, sympathise with or fail to challenge extremist views."

The inquiry concluded: "There has been co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained action, carried out by a number of associated individuals, to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools in Birmingham."

This had been achieved in some schools by gaining influence on the governing bodies, installing "sympathetic" headteachers and senior staff, appointing "like- minded" people to key positions and removing heads who were not "compliant" with a particular agenda.

Criticising the role of Birmingham city council, the report concluded the authority was "aware of the practices and behaviours that were subsequently outlined in the 'Trojan Horse' letter long before the letter surfaced".

It goes on to say that the council has not supported headteachers faced with "aggressive and inappropriate behaviour".

Mr Clarke also warned that the DfE had allowed Park View Educational Trust (PVET) - the trust at the centre of the allegations - to move from running a single school to being responsible for three too quickly, without systems in place for holding the new academies to account.

In the wake of the findings, Ms Morgan announced a raft of measures which she said would help to "put things right".

She said: "W hat Peter Clarke found is disturbing. His report sets out compelling evidence of a determined effort by people with a shared ideology to gain control of the governing bodies of a small number of schools in Birmingham."

" There has been no evidence of direct radicalisation or violent extremism," she said. "But there is a clear account in the report of people in positions of influence in these schools, with a restricted and narrow interpretation of their faith, who have not promoted fundamental British values and who have failed to challenge the extremist views of others."

Ms Morgan pointed to evidence in Mr Clarke's report of a social media group calling itself "The Park View Brotherhood", which was used by a group of influential teachers within Park View School.

"Individuals associated with PVET in particular have destabilised headteachers, sometimes leading to their resignation or removal," she said.

"Particularly shocking is the evidence of the social media discussion of the Park View Brotherhood group whose actions betray a collective mind-set that can fairly be described as an intolerant Islamist approach which denies the validity of alternative beliefs."

Mr Clarke's report found that messages between this social media group promoted or failed to challenge "grossly intolerant" views.

It added that the all-male group discussions included " explicit homophobia; highly offensive comments about British service personnel; a stated ambition to increase segregation in the school; disparagement of strands of Islam; scepticism about the truth of reports of the murder of Lee Rigby and the Boston bombings; and a constant undercurrent of anti-Western, anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment."

A new education commissioner is to be appointed at Birmingham City Council to oversee action to address the criticisms of the authority in the Clarke and Kershaw reports, Ms Morgan said.

And the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) will be examining the evidence so that its misconduct panels can consider whether any teacher involved should be barred from the profession.

Sir Albert Bore, leader of the city council, welcomed the appointment of a new education commissioner, and said the authority was "making progress" strengthening training for governors, and in its monitoring of schools.

He said: "We have already accepted all of the recommendations in Ian Kershaw's report and believe we are already making progress on most of the recommendations set out in Peter Clarke's report."

Mr Clarke's report is the last of four separate probes into the allegations in Birmingham, which were originally sparked by the "Trojan Horse" letter - now widely believed to be a hoax - which referred to an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to seize control of a number of school governing boards in Birmingham.

Mr Kershaw's inquiry for the city council concluded that key individuals were ''promoting and encouraging certain Islamic principles'' in Birmingham classrooms amid poor oversight from education chiefs.

Last month Ofsted issued a damning verdict on the running of a number of Birmingham's schools as it declared five failing and placed them into special measures.

These schools are: Golden Hillock School, Nansen Primary School and Park View Academy - all run by the Park View Educational Trust (PVET), as well as Oldknow Academy and Saltley School. A sixth, Alston Primary, was already in special measures.

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt said: "Ministers were warned about the failings in Birmingham's schools in 2010. Instead of taking decisive action, we have had years of inertia.

"David Cameron's schools policy has left our schools too open and too exposed to risk and falling standards."

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7:07am Tue 22 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

This is the same investigation that the BBC reported as having found no evidence of such activity.

Nothing to do with the BBC's agenda, right?

The activity at these schools is all part of the grand plan, and it really is time people woke up to that fact.
This is the same investigation that the BBC reported as having found no evidence of such activity. Nothing to do with the BBC's agenda, right? The activity at these schools is all part of the grand plan, and it really is time people woke up to that fact. stevo!!
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9:07am Tue 22 Jul 14

cosmick says...

They will in the end take over. By By British way of life.
They will in the end take over. By By British way of life. cosmick
  • Score: -1

9:38am Tue 22 Jul 14

collos25 says...

I am glad I left the UK and my business as well.
I am glad I left the UK and my business as well. collos25
  • Score: 0

9:48am Tue 22 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

collos25 wrote:
I am glad I left the UK and my business as well.
This is the hidden problem with net migration... the good people leave, taking their money, skill, talent and education with them and other people arrive to take their place that have little education and no money.

Major UK towns and cities, such as London, Birmingham, Bradford and Luton, ceased to be anything you could describe as 'British' several years ago.
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I left the UK and my business as well.[/p][/quote]This is the hidden problem with net migration... the good people leave, taking their money, skill, talent and education with them and other people arrive to take their place that have little education and no money. Major UK towns and cities, such as London, Birmingham, Bradford and Luton, ceased to be anything you could describe as 'British' several years ago. Sandor Clegane
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10:16am Tue 22 Jul 14

Thecynic says...

The problem is that the majority of immigrants seem to want to come to Britain to carry on their lives and customs much the same as in their homeland. They do not seem to want to come to Britain to embrace the British way of life, integrate into British society or (in some cases) even abide by British law. Government and do-gooders are actually encouraging them to come here and carry on as if they are in their homeland.
This policy probably creates more frustration among the British than any other regarding immigration. Time for politicians to wake up, but I'm sure they will carry on in their belief that we live in Utopia.
The problem is that the majority of immigrants seem to want to come to Britain to carry on their lives and customs much the same as in their homeland. They do not seem to want to come to Britain to embrace the British way of life, integrate into British society or (in some cases) even abide by British law. Government and do-gooders are actually encouraging them to come here and carry on as if they are in their homeland. This policy probably creates more frustration among the British than any other regarding immigration. Time for politicians to wake up, but I'm sure they will carry on in their belief that we live in Utopia. Thecynic
  • Score: 1

10:22am Tue 22 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Thecynic wrote:
The problem is that the majority of immigrants seem to want to come to Britain to carry on their lives and customs much the same as in their homeland. They do not seem to want to come to Britain to embrace the British way of life, integrate into British society or (in some cases) even abide by British law. Government and do-gooders are actually encouraging them to come here and carry on as if they are in their homeland.
This policy probably creates more frustration among the British than any other regarding immigration. Time for politicians to wake up, but I'm sure they will carry on in their belief that we live in Utopia.
Yes, we should be grateful that full integration led to the eradication of racism in the UK........er.......
[quote][p][bold]Thecynic[/bold] wrote: The problem is that the majority of immigrants seem to want to come to Britain to carry on their lives and customs much the same as in their homeland. They do not seem to want to come to Britain to embrace the British way of life, integrate into British society or (in some cases) even abide by British law. Government and do-gooders are actually encouraging them to come here and carry on as if they are in their homeland. This policy probably creates more frustration among the British than any other regarding immigration. Time for politicians to wake up, but I'm sure they will carry on in their belief that we live in Utopia.[/p][/quote]Yes, we should be grateful that full integration led to the eradication of racism in the UK........er....... stevo!!
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1:37pm Tue 22 Jul 14

welshmen says...

Not only here the Muslim Cancer is spreading, have a look at Sweden, how they treat their host's,,ring a bell people?....

"I just want to make a living but those Islamist crazies won't leave us alone. They say they support jihad, they deal drugs, they get drunk and harass women. I swear to Allah, sometimes I feel I am not living in Malmö but in Afghanistan." Mr. S., Palestinian refugee from Jordan living in Sweden.

"I am religious, but I cannot accept what the Muslim fundamentalists have been doing to this country. I have had job offers to teach at major Swedish cities, but instead chose to go to a remote town where I would not have to see those fundamentalist immigrants." Muslim College Professor, northern Sweden.

"If Islamists perceive Western countries as evil and immoral, why don't those who feel that way leave and relocate in Islamist states such as Iran and Afghanistan?

"Where is our Islamic rage against these lunatics? Our silence means that we agree to what the fundamentalists do and say.

"Can we then blame some Westerners for fearing us when we respond with hostility to their welcoming and generosity?" asks Mudar Zahram a Muslim author.

Famous for tolerance and multiculturalism, Sweden has welcomed 350,000 Muslim immigrants. On a visit to Sweden, Zahram saw that the Swedes' welcoming and tolerance has been abused by many Muslims.

These Muslim immigrants respond to Sweden's kindness by trying to Islamise their host nation.

In Uppsala, the Muslim-dominated areas are full of fundamentalists who are out of control. Even the Swedish police fear going there because many Arab and Muslim teenagers and children attack them with rocks.

A local police officer said: "Police cars that approach Arab and Muslim areas are regularly attacked with rocks. At the moment, local Swedish authorities are not sure how to keep providing public services in those areas.

"They are even considering rolling back certain state services there. It is just too risky to operate in such a hostile environment. A few residents of the Arab-Muslim areas in Uppsala describe their neighbourhoods as 'Sharia areas where Sweden's government is not welcome.'"
Not only here the Muslim Cancer is spreading, have a look at Sweden, how they treat their host's,,ring a bell people?.... "I just want to make a living but those Islamist crazies won't leave us alone. They say they support jihad, they deal drugs, they get drunk and harass women. I swear to Allah, sometimes I feel I am not living in Malmö but in Afghanistan." Mr. S., Palestinian refugee from Jordan living in Sweden. "I am religious, but I cannot accept what the Muslim fundamentalists have been doing to this country. I have had job offers to teach at major Swedish cities, but instead chose to go to a remote town where I would not have to see those fundamentalist immigrants." Muslim College Professor, northern Sweden. "If Islamists perceive Western countries as evil and immoral, why don't those who feel that way leave and relocate in Islamist states such as Iran and Afghanistan? "Where is our Islamic rage against these lunatics? Our silence means that we agree to what the fundamentalists do and say. "Can we then blame some Westerners for fearing us when we respond with hostility to their welcoming and generosity?" asks Mudar Zahram a Muslim author. Famous for tolerance and multiculturalism, Sweden has welcomed 350,000 Muslim immigrants. On a visit to Sweden, Zahram saw that the Swedes' welcoming and tolerance has been abused by many Muslims. These Muslim immigrants respond to Sweden's kindness by trying to Islamise their host nation. In Uppsala, the Muslim-dominated areas are full of fundamentalists who are out of control. Even the Swedish police fear going there because many Arab and Muslim teenagers and children attack them with rocks. A local police officer said: "Police cars that approach Arab and Muslim areas are regularly attacked with rocks. At the moment, local Swedish authorities are not sure how to keep providing public services in those areas. "They are even considering rolling back certain state services there. It is just too risky to operate in such a hostile environment. A few residents of the Arab-Muslim areas in Uppsala describe their neighbourhoods as 'Sharia areas where Sweden's government is not welcome.'" welshmen
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1:45pm Tue 22 Jul 14

welshmen says...

Thanks to the Liberal Elite and do gooders in our Country with promises of free everything, these are waiting and trying to get get here from France, the route to free everything, and then to rule...

Not deterred from having the original camp bulldozed and being bussed some 50 miles south, the near all male Muslim illegal immigrants are returning in force to Calais, and in their determination to get to our land have already rebuilt their camp.

Others are now setting up along different ports across Normandy and Brittany, setting up new sites for fellow Islamic invaders from North Africa and the Middle East to launch their boats in a desperate bid to live maybe next door to you.

Hundreds have barricaded themselves inside a new squat in the major ferry port of Calais.

Charity workers confirmed many were heading back to the port town minus their tents and blankets, which were seized by police during the raids.

But it now appears that over the weekend, an advance force of the illegals has moved into a disused factory at Impasse des Salines, about a mile from the busy cross-Channel ferry terminal.

Invasion day HQ?

A spokesman for Calais Migrant Solidarity said: "Since (Saturday afternoon, July 12) there is a new squat in Calais for migrants facing harassment and police violence; it is a war here, in the streets.

"Ten days after the police raid 300 people - migrants and supporters - moved into a disused factory.

"The entry into these new premises occurred at the end of the demonstration called by the associations on Saturday afternoon, despite the new 'anti-vagrant' and 'anti-gatherings' decrees issued by the municipality last week.

"The occupiers invited the participants in the demonstration to join them.

"The residents are calling sympathisers and activists to come to the occupation urgently in order to support this initiative and to deter the police from performing another illegal eviction."

"This decree is aimed at migrants in Calais and against events organised in their support.

“As from 10 July homeless people of different nationalities had settled into these premises peaceably and without any breaking of the law.”

Now the French authorities and police will have to plan a new raid to clear the illegals. It is becoming a farce and one that the French authorities must win. If not, Calais and the coastline of North France will be dragged into Third World status as in crumbles under the weight of islamic invaders.

The only way for the French to deal with these individuals is to round them up and deport them out of Europe back to the places where they embarked from into Europe.

We feel for the citizens of towns like Calais who day after day have to endure these invaders; imagine if it was your town? It might soon be.

Europe and we mean Western Europe cannot act like a sponge soaking up ever male muslim from North Africa and the Middle East that want to enrich us with islam and its medieval ideology along with Sharia Law. It's time to toughen up.
Thanks to the Liberal Elite and do gooders in our Country with promises of free everything, these are waiting and trying to get get here from France, the route to free everything, and then to rule... Not deterred from having the original camp bulldozed and being bussed some 50 miles south, the near all male Muslim illegal immigrants are returning in force to Calais, and in their determination to get to our land have already rebuilt their camp. Others are now setting up along different ports across Normandy and Brittany, setting up new sites for fellow Islamic invaders from North Africa and the Middle East to launch their boats in a desperate bid to live maybe next door to you. Hundreds have barricaded themselves inside a new squat in the major ferry port of Calais. Charity workers confirmed many were heading back to the port town minus their tents and blankets, which were seized by police during the raids. But it now appears that over the weekend, an advance force of the illegals has moved into a disused factory at Impasse des Salines, about a mile from the busy cross-Channel ferry terminal. Invasion day HQ? A spokesman for Calais Migrant Solidarity said: "Since (Saturday afternoon, July 12) there is a new squat in Calais for migrants facing harassment and police violence; it is a war here, in the streets. "Ten days after the police raid 300 people - migrants and supporters - moved into a disused factory. "The entry into these new premises occurred at the end of the demonstration called by the associations on Saturday afternoon, despite the new 'anti-vagrant' and 'anti-gatherings' decrees issued by the municipality last week. "The occupiers invited the participants in the demonstration to join them. "The residents are calling sympathisers and activists to come to the occupation urgently in order to support this initiative and to deter the police from performing another illegal eviction." "This decree is aimed at migrants in Calais and against events organised in their support. “As from 10 July homeless people of different nationalities had settled into these premises peaceably and without any breaking of the law.” Now the French authorities and police will have to plan a new raid to clear the illegals. It is becoming a farce and one that the French authorities must win. If not, Calais and the coastline of North France will be dragged into Third World status as in crumbles under the weight of islamic invaders. The only way for the French to deal with these individuals is to round them up and deport them out of Europe back to the places where they embarked from into Europe. We feel for the citizens of towns like Calais who day after day have to endure these invaders; imagine if it was your town? It might soon be. Europe and we mean Western Europe cannot act like a sponge soaking up ever male muslim from North Africa and the Middle East that want to enrich us with islam and its medieval ideology along with Sharia Law. It's time to toughen up. welshmen
  • Score: 1

7:22pm Tue 22 Jul 14

welshmen says...

Here's some of the report not on here....

.Trojan Horse: Disturbing Findings.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has described the details of the report on the Islamist takeover of Birmingham schools as "disturbing". Here are some of the findings:

:: There was a "coordinated, deliberate and sustained action" to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools in Birmingham.

:: Hard line Islamist governors moved in and ousted head teachers, bringing in staff sympathetic to their beliefs

:: Teachers who would not conform were bullied and intimidated; head teacher subject to complaints from governors

:: Birmingham City Council knew of widespread concerns over the takeover plot as early as 2012 - but did nothing

:: Students at the schools have been left vulnerable to radicalisation in the future

:: The "Park View Brotherhood", a group of all-male teachers at the school, made homophobic, sexist, anti-Western and offensive comments on a social media forum.
They insulted British service personnel, encouraged segregation in the school, and voiced scepticism about the truth of reports of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby and the Boston bombings.

:: Park View students were segregated for a number of subjects, in maths lessons girls were only allowed to sit at the sides or back of the classroom.

:: At Park View, worksheets for sex and relationships lessons contained said that if a woman said no to sex with her husband, the Angel Gabriel would strike her down and condemn her to an eternity of hell. Following these lessons, there was commotion in the corridors, with boys telling girls that they couldn't refuse them and saying: "We have been told this".
The worksheets were hidden from Ofsted inspectors.

:: The choice of modern language was restricted to the study of Arabic or Urdu at several schools. At some children had to learn the Koran by heart.

:: At Park View and Oldknow schools senior staff called students and staff who do not attend prayers "kaffir".

:: At Nansen Primary, staff state that they were told to teach that homosexuality was a sin.

:: Christmas was banned at Oldknow School and Nansen Primary - where baby was Jesus removed from the nativity play - while teachers at other schools were pressured to drop celebration of the festival.

:: At Anderton Park school, when a white child was enrolled a Muslim parent told staff: "Get a white chair and a white desk and put the white kid in a white corner with a white teacher and keep him away from the others. If that fails, get rid of the white kid. It's what the community want you to do."

And when they out number us what then?
Here's some of the report not on here.... .Trojan Horse: Disturbing Findings. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has described the details of the report on the Islamist takeover of Birmingham schools as "disturbing". Here are some of the findings: :: There was a "coordinated, deliberate and sustained action" to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools in Birmingham. :: Hard line Islamist governors moved in and ousted head teachers, bringing in staff sympathetic to their beliefs :: Teachers who would not conform were bullied and intimidated; head teacher subject to complaints from governors :: Birmingham City Council knew of widespread concerns over the takeover plot as early as 2012 - but did nothing :: Students at the schools have been left vulnerable to radicalisation in the future :: The "Park View Brotherhood", a group of all-male teachers at the school, made homophobic, sexist, anti-Western and offensive comments on a social media forum. They insulted British service personnel, encouraged segregation in the school, and voiced scepticism about the truth of reports of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby and the Boston bombings. :: Park View students were segregated for a number of subjects, in maths lessons girls were only allowed to sit at the sides or back of the classroom. :: At Park View, worksheets for sex and relationships lessons contained said that if a woman said no to sex with her husband, the Angel Gabriel would strike her down and condemn her to an eternity of hell. Following these lessons, there was commotion in the corridors, with boys telling girls that they couldn't refuse them and saying: "We have been told this". The worksheets were hidden from Ofsted inspectors. :: The choice of modern language was restricted to the study of Arabic or Urdu at several schools. At some children had to learn the Koran by heart. :: At Park View and Oldknow schools senior staff called students and staff who do not attend prayers "kaffir". :: At Nansen Primary, staff state that they were told to teach that homosexuality was a sin. :: Christmas was banned at Oldknow School and Nansen Primary - where baby was Jesus removed from the nativity play - while teachers at other schools were pressured to drop celebration of the festival. :: At Anderton Park school, when a white child was enrolled a Muslim parent told staff: "Get a white chair and a white desk and put the white kid in a white corner with a white teacher and keep him away from the others. If that fails, get rid of the white kid. It's what the community want you to do." And when they out number us what then? welshmen
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8:02pm Tue 22 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"And when they out number us what then?"

We leave or die.


They don't allow a middle option.
"And when they out number us what then?" We leave or die. They don't allow a middle option. stevo!!
  • Score: -3
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