Another head teacher has spoken out about ‘Trojan Horse’ schools in the northern English town of Oldham – once the mightiest producer of cotton cloth in the world.
A school that was supposed to include children of all backgrounds and faiths, fell under the control of its mostly Muslim governors.
Speaking out is a brave act. These truth-tellers are taking their life in their hands. One other teacher who spoke out now lives under constant death threat.
The Islamic take-over of the British public school system is systemic.
This is what happens when a host country imports Muslims in large numbers. Muslims are the only immigrant group that comes to the West with a ready-made model of society they believe to be superior.
We see creeping islamization in American public schools. Proselytizing and promoting Islam in the Common Core curriculum is now nationwide. This is merely the next step.
‘He said not wearing a hijab would turn women into whores’: SECOND headteacher claims there’s a ‘Trojan Horse-style plot’ at Oldham school with Muslim governors
- Fears over takeovers of school re-emerged last week amid claims in Oldham
- Now a second head teacher from the town has made allegations of bullying
- Planned school’s Muslim co-founder denies the claims made by the teacher
- Former British Army officer says the school was set up to teach British values
By Richard Spillett for MailOnline, 26 February 2017
A second headteacher from Oldham has spoken of alleged ‘Trojan Horse’ style bullying at a free school in the town.
Fears over attempts to impose an Islamist ethos into British schools re-emerged in Greater Manchester last week when headteacher Trish O’Donnell claimed she was forced out of her job by ‘intimidation’.
Now Rick Hodge, who was due to be principal the Phoenix Free School in Oldham, has said he also suffered a ‘campaign of harassment’ by the school’s Muslim co-founder.Mr Hodge has now told The Sunday Times‘s Andrew Gilligan that he suffered a ‘campaign of harassment’ at the hands of Affan Burki, a former British Army Officer who tried to set up the school.
The paper reported that nearly all of the school’s governors were Muslim, despite the intake being aimed at an even split between white and Asian pupils.
Mr Hodge, a former pilot who was principal designate of the project, claimed there was a row over the dress code set for women staff at the school.
It comes after Trish O’Donnell, head of Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham, claimed she has received death threats
He said another man connected with the school ‘went completely off on one about how not wearing a hijab would effectively turn all Muslim women into whores’.
Mr Burki vehemently denied any bullying of Mr Hodge and said the claims about the hijab row were invented.
He told MailOnline: ‘I am a retired British Army officer. I have served in Afghanistan and fought against these people who would harm us.
‘This was the opposition of a Trojan Horse school. We were trying to install British values into pupils.’
He said ‘Walter Mitty figure’ Mr Hodge left after the school after it failed to obtain a reference from his previous place of work.
The row comes a week after Trish O’Donnell, head of Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham, said she received death threats and ‘harassment and intimidation’ from Muslim parents pushing an ultra-conservative religious agenda.
Oldham Council said it had investigated the claims made in December but concluded it had ‘no concerns’ about any schools.
The Trojan Horse plot refers to an organised attempt to introduce an Islamist ethos into several state schools in Birmingham three years ago.
The name comes from a leaked letter in March 2014, alleged to be written by hardline Muslims, detailing how to get control of schools and speculating about expanding the tactics to other cities.