Counter-terrorism police are investigating claims a primary school headteacher has been forced to work from home after death threats from Muslim parents who hate her western values.
Trish O'Donnell, head of Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham, has endured 'harassment and intimidation' in the form of 'aggressive verbal abuse' and 'threats to blow up her car' from parents pushing conservative Muslim ideals.
It is feared they are making a 'Trojan Horse' attempt to Islamicise the school.
Parents have complained the way she dresses is 'unsuitable' and that pictures of her daughters in her office are 'offensive'.
The school is mostly filled with Pakistani pupils who do not speak English as a first language. A section of its website titled British values only read: 'coming soon'.
Since becoming head in 2006, Mrs O'Donnell has taken the school Ofsted rating from needing improvement to good. [1993 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 10521 votes] This is Britain not Pakistan. If you don't want your kids to be brought up with British values then you know the answer. Move back to Pakistan.......but I guess you won't
[2ND 9831] Look, if the British run school are not to their liking, if the educated teachers are not to their liking, if their dress is not to their liking, then Pakistan awaits them. There you can relax in a slower place of life - in the sun, you can meet all your friends with veils, you can relax knowing that your children are being brainwashed in the same manner you were, that the veil will prevail. Just don't do it on MY TURF. If you don't like the teachers, then pay for your own private school under the laws of the land that took you in.
[3RD 8827] There`s more than enough warning signs now to do something about it.
[4TH 7353] What the hell is going on. Theresa May you need to do something now!!
[5TH 6819] So we now live in a country where a head teacher has to work from home because of religiously motivated death threats, and I'll bet it wouldn't take Sherlock Holmes to find those behind it, where are the police in all this ?
[6TH 6729] WHY WHY WHY BLOODY WHY? is this being allowed to happen?
[7TH 6478] I know there are many muslims who do not think or behave in this way but things like this make me glad I live in an area that is minority Muslim.
[8TH 6199] If parents of any other religion threatened a Muslim teacher then it would be all over the news and people would probably be arrested. But the other way round and nothing is going to happen. [Daily Mail] Read more