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'Clear evidence' of extremist views in Birmingham schools

A Government-ordered inquiry into the "Trojan horse" allegations in Birmingham found "clear evidence" that there are number of people, associated with each other and in positions of authority within schools who "espouse, endorse or fail to challenge extremist views".

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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.

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