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Clarke: 'Aggressive Islamist agenda' in some schools

A group of individuals tried to introduce an "aggressive Islamist agenda" into some schools in Birmingham, the author of a Government-commissioned report has said.

Former counter-terrorism officer Peter Clarke said his report had uncovered practices that have "no place in state non-faith schools".

Read: 'Trojan Horse' teachers 'thought Lee Rigby death a hoax'

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Minister: Trojan Horse report is 'disturbing'

The Education Secretary has called the findings of Peter Clarke's report on the 'Trojan Horse' plots in Birmingham schools "disturbing".

Nicky Morgan told MPs there was "compelling evidence" that hardline Muslims had tried to gain control of the governing bodies of a small number of schools.

She said there was a "clear account" that people in authority had "not promoted fundamental British values and had failed to challenge the extremist views of others".

Read: Pupils allegedly 'shown images of jihad' in class

Nicky Morgan: 'Children should be prepared for modern Britain'

ITV News Central Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie is in the House of Commons:

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@itvnews @itvcentral Nicky Morgan tells mps schools should prepare children for life in modern Britain

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@itvcentral Nicky Morgan says consultation under way into No notice OFSted inspection of schools Trojan Horse

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Pupils allegedly 'shown images of jihad' in class

Pupils at Golden Hillock school in Birmingham were allegedly shown images of jihad "in a classroom setting", including rockets being launched and battlefields.

Golden Hillock was one of the schools at the centre of the controversy.
Golden Hillock was one of the schools at the centre of the controversy. Credit: PA

It is one of a number of claims in a Government-commissioned report on the 'Trojan Horse' allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover of Birmingham schools

The report also says that staff at Park View View school invited extremist preacher Shaykh Shady Al-Suleiman to address pupils in assembly.

Read: 'Trojan Horse' teachers 'thought Lee Rigby death a hoax'

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Teachers' messages show 'intolerant Islamist approach'

Social media exchanges between teachers at Park View School in Birmingham show an "intolerant Islamist approach", according to a Government report into the alleged 'Trojan Horse' plot.

The report's author, Peter Clarke, says the discussions on the WhatsApp messaging site give a "clear and disturbing insight" into the attitudes of some of the teachers at the school.

Among the topics discussed were Lee Rigby's murder, the Boston Marathon bombings, segregation in schools, along with what Clarke calls "explicit homophobia".

Clarke also said there was a "a constant undercurrent of anti-Western, anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment" in the postings.

Read: 'Trojan Horse' teachers 'thought Lee Rigby death a hoax'

Inquiry finds "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos"

An inquiry ordered by the government into the so-called "Trojan Horse" allegations in Birmingham was led by former anti-terror chief Peter Clarke. It concluded that there had been "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained action" by a number of individuals to introduce an "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos" into a few schools in the city.

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'Trojan Horse' teachers 'thought Lee Rigby death a hoax'

Lee Rigby was murdered by Islamist extremists in May 2013.
Lee Rigby was murdered by Islamist extremists in May 2013. Credit: Reuters

Teachers at schools involved in the 'Trojan Horse' investigation allegedly claimed the murder of Lee Rigby was "some kind of staged event or hoax", according to a government report.

The report's author, retired counter-terrorism officer Peter Clarke, analysed the contents of a social media discussion between teachers at Park View School who called themselves 'The Park View Brotherhood'.

The teachers allegedly joked about Lee Rigby's death on the WhatsApp messaging service.
The teachers allegedly joked about Lee Rigby's death on the WhatsApp messaging service. Credit: Daniel Reinhardt/DPA/Press Association Images

Clarke's report says the group of teachers exchanged "highly offensive comments about British service personnel" on the WhatsApp messaging service.

He also described the general contents of the teachers' discussions as "grossly intolerant of beliefs and practices other than their own".

Read: School chiefs and parents 'involved in promoting Islam'

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