Muslim Extremists Allegedly Plotted 'Jihad' to Takeover British Schools
by John Rossomando • Mar 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm
British police are investigating a letter allegedly written by radical Salafi Muslims that detailed a plot to takeover schools in Birmingham, England and run them according to "strict Islamic principles."
The letter details a plan called "Operation Trojan Horse" – a five-step plan to takeover schools with large Muslim populations with the help of "hardline" parents. It urges them to turn against the head teachers and leadership team. They would then replace those leaders with people who would run the schools according to strict Muslim principles.
Police were investigating whether the letter was a hoax, in part because it contained fact errors. It appeared to be correspondence between a Birmingham-based Muslim extremist and an acquaintance in Bradford, England.
It suggested that only four parents are needed to disrupt an entire school and that they should complain to their parliamentary representatives about their children's education. Parents were urged to claim that "the school is corrupting their children with sex education, teaching about homosexuals, making their children pray Christian prayers and mixed swimming and sports."
Four schools were identified as "success" stories. The author suggested that the "tried and tested" plan could be used in Bradford to force out the heads of those schools.
"We caused a great amount of organized disruption in Birmingham, the letter said, "and as a result now have our own academies and are on the way to getting rid of more headteachers and taking over their schools. Whilst sometimes the practices we may use may not seem the correct way to do things you must remember that this is say 'jihad' and as such all measures possible to win the war is acceptable."
The headteacher at Birmingham's Adderley Primary School was accused of "not being a good Muslim" for not being open to suggestions that the school follow strict Muslim guidelines. An investigation into the letter's contents started in December, Sue Southern, the head of the West Midlands' prevent and protect counterterrorism unit, told the Guardian.
Tahir Alam, one of the alleged plotters, called the letter "a fabrication and completely untrue."
The letter was condemned by Inayat Bunglawala, who chairs Muslims4UK, a group that aims to promote Muslim engagement in British society, who called it "disturbing."
Reader comments on this item
The Power of Darkness
Apr 4, 2014 11:35
The Holy Bible states, very clearly, that the "Power of Darkness" can create havoc. What appears to be a "no brainer" to some, isn't even seen by the masses when God is rejected by the people! (ie thrown out of the classrooms and court houses.) May god forgive us!
Why Hasn't Anyone Stopped Them?
Submitted by PAK, Mar 21, 2014 16:56
Why hasn't anyone stopped Islam? It's like Everyone is just sitting back, doing nothing, and allowing this nightmare to progress. This is a HUGE DANGER!!!
Mar 19, 2014 13:56
This tactic should be exposed in every public communications medium in the U.K. and every other non Muslim country with growing Muslim populations. Like the radical left, Muslims know that the slow and easy approach is the only way they can achieve the hegemony they desire. Where can a minimal effort have greater effect than in our schools where our innocent, vulnerable, malleable children can be indoctrinated? Or perhaps brainwashed is the more accurate term.
Muslim extremists Allegedly Plotted 'Jihad' to take over British Schools.
Submitted by Barbara Griffith, Mar 19, 2014 01:43
I believe that is what was being talked about behind closed doors. But they were stopped before it could be accomplished because of the letter getting out to the public and the police department. From the way the police regarded the letter more as a joke the police don't consider the Muslims as a danger in any way. Like I have said before when the population of Muslims is large enough they will try a government take over and they may win.