A Muslim plot to take over schools in Birmingham and Bradford shows how good they are and how poor Christians are at advancing their respective world-views.
Operation Trojan Horse, as the Islamic scheme is called, involves identifying schools in predominantly Muslim areas which are struggling. For each school, a group of parents committed to Islam is built up.
Next comes a campaign to elect one or more faithful Muslims to the school governing body.
After that, the head teacher is undermined by the use of complaints to local MPs and education authorities as well as by identifying ”weak and disgruntled staff” who can cause problems for the head with Ofsted.
A letter containing the details of the Muslim schools take-over plot came to light after it was leaked to the National Association of Head Teachers.
Muslim Campaign secures leadership changes in schools
It claims responsibility for leadership changes at four schools, Adderley Primary, Saltley School, Park View School and Regents Park Community Primary School.
Saltley’s head teacher resigned last year after a critical Ofsted report. Inspectors said there was a “dysfunctional” relationship between head teacher Balwant Bains and governors which was hindering the school.
The inspectors’ statement appears to confirm claims in the letter that the group has “caused a great amount of organised disruption in Birmingham and as a result we have our own academies and are on the way to getting rid of more head teachers and taking over their schools”.
The letter, seen by the BBC, targets another 12 schools in Birmingham, and was also sent to a contact in Bradford.
It urges the recipient to use Ofsted reports to identify schools in predominantly Muslim areas which are struggling and adds: ”Operation ‘Trojan Horse’ has been very carefully thought through and is tried and tested within Birmingham, implementing it in Bradford will not be difficult for you.”
Schools ‘corrupting their children with sex education’
It states that parents could be encouraged to turn against the leadership team if they are told the school is “corrupting their children with sex education, teaching about homosexuals, making their children pray Christian prayers and [carrying out] mixed swimming and sport”.
Needless to say, the revelations have sent the politicians into a spin, with Liam Byrne, Labour MP for Hodge Hill, holding ‘urgent talks’ with Ofsted, City Council officials, the office of Michael Gove and DfE officials.
“These are deeply disturbing allegations, which is why Ofsted has been called in,” he said.
The chastening point for Christians will be that the inbuilt corruption in sex education and the pro-sodomy teaching which is now mandated by the Equality Act 2010, not to mention the pro-evolution slant of biology, affect Christian children as well, but that Christian parents have in the main shown not the slightest inclination to protect them from such ungodly influences.
Secularists and Muslims advancing their world-views
It may well be that Christian parents have always assumed that schools are much as they were when they went to school or that, believing in shared cultural values, they put too much trust into schools, teachers, experts and those in authority, even those in sex education promotion groups and working parties.
It has been obvious for some time that Secularists are far better at advancing their world-view than Christians, and it comes as no surprise given what we know of Islamic ambitions of world dominance to discover that Muslims are interested in advancing their world-view as well.
As the letter states: ”We have an obligation to our children to fulfil our roles and ensure these schools are run on Islamic principles.”
Do Christians even know what a Christian world-view is?
But do Christians know what Christian principles are, apart from ‘love’? We speak above of a secularist world-view, and of a Muslim world-view, but do Christians even know what a Christian world-view is? Do Christians even know we have one?
Do we know that the ‘earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein’? (Psalm 24:1)
Are we aware that ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people’? (Prov 14:34)
Do we know that we are to teach the ways of the Lord ‘diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up’? (Deut 6:7)
Have we read that as much as parents should ‘provoke not your children to wrath’ that we have a responsibility to ‘bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord’? (Eph 6:4), to ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’ (Prov 22:6)
Do we ‘go in the strength of the Lord GOD’ and ‘make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only’? (Psalm 71:16).
Are we certain to say of God ‘Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth’? (Psalm 119:142).
Or do we think that Jesus has swept away all the Old Testament to replace it with a ‘law of love’ that requires us to give in to evil, roll over and let our children take their chance?
Do we personalise away the injunction to go about ‘Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ’? (2Cor 10:5)
Have we remembered that providing for our families includes defending and protecting them: ‘But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel’? (1Tim 5:8)
Advance the Christian faith
The Muslims behind ‘Operation Trojan Horse’ are simply doing what they should do as Muslim parents; make sure their children are being taught according to their faith.
Yes, there are Christian academies doing great work, but Christians could and should have been getting themselves onto school governing bodies and removing ungodly head teachers not just by ‘praying them out’ but by seeking God for what to do themselves. It isn’t ‘unsporting’ or not quite ‘British’ to fight for what is right and advance the Christian faith in every avenue of life!
And we can surely think of a more positive and imaginative name for such a campaign than ‘Operation Trojan Horse’!
See: Porn and gay role-play for school sex-ed (7th March 2014)
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