'Trojan horse' report into 'islamification' of schools

Key findings of a Birmingham City Council report into the alleged islamification of schools named in the so-called 'Trojan Horse' group will be published today.

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Birmingham MP slams leaked 'Trojan Horse' report

The Birmingham Ladywood MP has slammed the move to leak the Clarke report into the 'Trojan Horse' scandal.

The draft report commissioned by the government and leaked to the Guardian newspaper has found evidence of "coordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos" in some Birmingham schools.

"I am disappointed beyond belief that today we have seen an extensive article on what is contained in the Clarke report. It is deeply ironic that they (both Secretaries of State) are currently looking into governance issues in Birmingham when it appears they cannot even control what comes out of their own department.

"I have already asked for the names of those individuals who had sight of the report, copies of their confidentiality agreements and a copy of the process of publication. Again I have not been given these. Nicky Morgan has been in the job two days and her department is already running rings round her.

– Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood

Leaked 'Trojan Horse' report finds evidence of "aggressive Islamist ethos"

Park View, one of the schools at the centre of the 'Trojan Horse' allegations Credit: ITV News Central

A report by Birmingham City Council into the so-called "Trojan Horse" allegations of an extremist Muslim plot to infiltrate some Birmingham schools has found "no evidence of a conspiracy to promote an anti-British agenda, violent extremism or radicalisation".

However a draft report commissioned by the government and leaked to the Guardian newspaper has found evidence of "coordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos".

That draft report was written by Peter Clarke, the former head of Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit.

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'Trojan horse' report into 'islamification' of schools

Park View, one of the schools at the centre of the 'Trojan Horse' allegations Credit: ITV News Central

Key findings of a Birmingham City Council report into the alleged islamification of schools named in the so-called 'Trojan Horse' group will be published today.

Former headteacher Ian Kershaw was appointed to work on the investigation in April.

It comes after four schools were placed in special measures by Ofsted, after an anonymous letter earlier this year alleged Muslims with hardline views were attempting to take control of schools in the city.

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