A former police anti-terror chief has been appointed by the government to investigate an alleged plot by Islamist radicals to take over schools in the stricken multicultural city of Birmingham. Peter Clarke, who served as head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit and led the investigation into the July 7th London bombings by Islamists in 2005, has been asked to examine claims made in an unsigned and unverified manifesto, circulated in Birmingham and beyond, boasting of a Muslim plot to “take over” secular state schools in Birmingham.
The manifesto has been denounced as a hoax by left-liberals eager to appease the rapidly growing Muslim population in England’s second city. The manifesto, named “Operation Trojan Horse”, aims to sack hostile headteachers and governors and run the schools on “strict Islamic principles” though the alleged plot is not being treated as a criminal matter by the local police and the West Midlands police chief has attacked the appointment of the former Met anti-terror boss saying his investigation could damage “community relations” in the city.
However, the Tory Education Minister, Michael Gove, said the allegations of an extremist Islamist school takeover plot, “need either to be substantiated and firm action taken, or to be shown to be baseless. We cannot allow uncertainty for parents and pupils to persist. Peter Clarke brings a wealth of relevant skills and experience, and is very well placed to lead a fair and thorough assessment of the evidence, and report back to me.”Once again, the concerns and welfare of the native English/British population seem to have been sidelined in a rush to protect “community relations” (a codeword for capitulation to the multicultural agenda) on the one hand and a kneejerk reaction to appear tough and robust against “extremism” (another codeword employed by the system to denigrate political opponents) by Gove and his neo-con cronies in Whitehall.
Of course, the future of Birmingham’s school will be decided by demography and the respective birth-rate of the various ethnic and religious groups in the city, regardless of Gove’s tough talking on the issue.