Birmingham. The geographic centre of the “Trojan Horse” fabrications unlocked varying manifestations of hatred. Among other things, it empowered racist, anti-Muslim teachers to bully and intimidate Muslim teachers and attack Islamic practices; it legitimised political Islamophobia through the entrenchment the discriminatory PREVENT Strategy; and it led to state-sanctioned psychological child abuse within schools thanks to PREVENT. The fickleness of the bevy of allegations, which I challenged and exposed throughout 2014 and 2015, are being found to be groundless even by the inquisition panels specifically set up by the Department of Education to try Muslims. However, the PREVENT implementation has rapidly permeated the public structures of society and continues to do so whilst remaining toxically anti-Muslim, yielding damaging results.
“Extremism” Hierarchy based on Mosques
During the height of the Trojan Hoax debacle which unfolded in Birmingham mid-last year, corroborated sources, who named their own source, confirmed to me that among the many hands involved in drafting the fabricated “Operation Trojan Horse” letter, were a number of evangelical Christians connected to the controversial Riverside Church.
Among the anti-Muslim heads, was Tim Boyes, the current head teacher of Queensbridge School in Birmingham.
The previous article describing allegations of supremacist attitudes and financial mismanagement as well as takeover plots on the part of the Tim Boyes and procedural impropriety and mismanagement at Golden Hillock School on the part of Reverend John Ray drew some interesting reactions. Defenders of Boyes claimed a state of denial on the part of Muslims in Birmingham, yet stubbornly refused to acknowledge that the very same issues which Muslim teachers and governors have been accused of exist amongst evangelical Christian teachers as well. This is the purpose of these blogs, to highlight this hypocrisy, a point which consistently failed to register in the mind of the commenter. Claiming that possibly problematic practices by governors and teachers are Muslim-exclusive grossly misrepresents facts and is a highly discriminatory supposition. In the end I had to quote white non-Muslim sources to ram the point home.
As the comments progressed, a disturbing mind-set problem on the part of the defender of Boyes surfaced; there is a latent supremacism in the claims of such people which makes them believe they are riding on a higher perceived moral ground which trivialises or rejects problems amongst white, evangelical Christian teachers, yet similar acts possibly conducted by Muslims is seen as evil beyond comprehension.
I thought this attitude was endemic of the colonialists of yore and the current neoconservative government which still basks in the glory of colonialist crimes, but clearly this sickening mentality still exists in the lower echelons of society.
Most of my points have yet to be challenged, however one particular question, which was raised in the article and repeatedly asked in the comment section, could not materialise a reply from the Boyes defender: why has Tim Boyes, one of the Riverside-linked, alleged architects of the Trojan Hoax letter not repeated the claim he made in a BBC interview that he raised the Trojan Hoax claims to the Department for Education in 2010?