27 May 2014

Council accused of witch-hunt in battle over failing Islamic school

.... The chair of governors of a failing Islamic school has said he will defy attempts by Birmingham city council to take it over, vowing to call in police over what he called a sustained anti-Muslim witch-hunt.

Al-Hijrah school, in Bordesley Green, was placed in special measures by Ofsted last year after inspectors found evidence of poor governance and inadequate teaching. The school is also being examined as part of the Trojan Horse investigation into an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to seize control of governing bodies in Birmingham. [The Guardian] Read more