(DAILYMAIL) — Five Muslim-dominated Birmingham schools were placed in special measures today to ‘protect children from extremism’ following a bombshell report into a Trojan Horse plot to radicalise pupils.
Hardline Muslim governors led an ‘organised campaign’ to change the character of ordinary state schools, the Education Secretary Michael Gove told MPs in a fiery Commons statement this afternoon.
He revealed how one school had played the Muslim call to prayer over loudspeakers in the playground while another had invited a hate preacher to speak even though he had previously called for ‘victory to the Muslims in Afghanistan’.
Mr Gove announced that schools will be made to ‘actively promote British values’, as he pledged to take ‘decisive action” over Ofsted’s findings. All schools could also be subjected to unannounced ‘dawn raid’ inspections with those that fail taken over and put under new leadership.