While British officials investigate an alleged “Trojan Horse” plot to replace state school leaders with people sympathetic to Islamist ideology, the Telegraph reports that a 2007 blueprint “closely resembles what appears to be happening in Birmingham.”
The 72-page document was published online by the Muslim Council of Britain, reports Telegraph London Editor Andrew Gilligan.
It was co-authored by Tahir Alam, chairman of governors at Birmingham’s Park View school. The document called for “girls [to] be covered except for their hands and faces.” Alam has also promoted gender segregation in some school activities and slammed a “multicultural approach” to collective worship.
Secular UK schools must “take account of Muslim sensitivities and sensibilities with respect to sexual morality,” the document says, with “girlfriend/boyfriend as well as homosexual relationships” considered “not acceptable practices according to Islamic teachings.”
Park View teachers revealed that a boy and girl have been suspended after being caught holding hands, weeks before their exams. “They have done this to quite a few students in Year 11,” a faculty member told Gilligan.
The document also said that schools should not teach “potential harmful forms of music” which “promote immoral behaviour” or include “unethical and un-Islamic lyrics.”