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The “Trojan Horse” fiasco can teach us some valuable lessons

No evidence has been found of a city-wide jihadist plot in Birmingham schools—but isolationism needs addressing

By Sameer Rahim  

Models of Integration: Muslim students attend a design course at the London College of Fashion (© Mark Tillie/Getty Images)

Last year allegations of Muslim extremists infiltrating Birmingham’s schools dominated the papers. “Jihadist Plot to Take over City Schools,” ran the front page of the Birmingham Mail, and the national papers followed suit. The Spectator ran a provocative front cover cartoon with a Muslim schoolboy holding a Koran in one hand and a…

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