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Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

John Holmwood and Therese O'Toole


In 2014 the UK government launched an investigation into the “Trojan Horse” affair: an alleged plot to “Islamify” several state schools in Birmingham. Twenty-one schools in Birmingham were subjected to snap Ofsted inspections and included in the various inquiries into the affair. The book's authors — one who was an expert witness in the professional misconduct cases brought against the teachers in the school, and the other, who researches the government's counter-extremism agenda — challenge the accepted narrative, arguing that a major injustice was inflicted on the teachers, and they go on to ... More

Keywords: Trojan Horse affair, counter-extremism, multiculturalism, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447344131
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Holmwood, author
University of Nottingham

Therese O'Toole, author
University of Bristol