The BBC is reporting that the Birmingham Education Commissioner has said that the letter which outlined a plot to extend Islamist influence over Birmingham schools was not a hoax. According to the report:
A letter outlining a plot by some Muslims to take over schools in Birmingham was “no hoax”, according to the city’s education commissioner Sir Mike Tomlinson.
The anonymous Trojan Horse letter, discovered in 2013, included advice on installing school governors.
It has been the subject of four major inquiries.
Sir Mike said he believed many details in the letter “were happening [in schools], without a shadow of doubt”.
The letter outlined a plan to bring in new school governors, undermine head teachers and ultimately introduce changes sympathetic to the group of conservative Muslims.
“Whatever anybody says, it was no hoax,” Sir Mike said.
He said evidence uncovered in inquiries by the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofsted “mirrored what was said in the letter”.
The anonymous Trojan Horse letter was sent to Birmingham City Council in 2013
Sir Mike’s comments add to a volume of opposing views on the origins of, and claims contained in, the letter.
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The GMBDW reported in July 2014 that he Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), an umbrella group dominated by the Jaamat-I-Islami that usually acts in concert with the Global Muslim Brotherhood, had rejected the findings of a report implicating the MCB in what was described as a blueprint for an Islamist takeover of local schools in Birmingham.
For background on the “Trojan Horse Plot”, go here.