Sunday evening I received a link to an article in my inbox: “Trojan Horse 2”, it read. I hoped it was a trailer for an unoriginal sequel to the Troy, or even perhaps a remake of the Brad Pitt version, probably starring Michael Gove as Menelaus whose wife gets stolen and Michael Wilshaw as Agamemnon, his warmongering elder brother.
Nope. It was another derogatory reference to Muslims as a fifth column supposedly brainwashing children and another Muslim majority area under “investigation”, as the Times reported:
“Tower Hamlets is expected to be the next Birmingham”
The report also stated,
“According to government sources, officials at the Department for Education (DfE) are concerned that the situation may be worse than that uncovered in the “Trojan Horse” scandal earlier this year”.
I wonder if those sources come from the counter extremism department set up by Michael Gove, whose “expert consultants” with regards to the extremism are the Quilliam Foundation, incidentally supported by Gove?
Richard Kerbaj, Murdoch and Corruption
Another interesting point I have noticed is the Times was amongst the first to peddle the Trojan Hoax lies back in March 2014 and the author of that piece was Richard Kerbaj (and Sian Griffiths). Their articles cited “Whitehall officials” then as they have done now. Michael Gove wrote for the Times, whilst his wife, Sarah Vine, was also a writer for the neocon propaganda outfit and now is a columnist for the Daily Fail. Michael Gove is “close mates” with Rupert Murdoch too and incidentally, Murdoch happened to move Richard Kerbaj to the Times paper. It therefore, doesn’t take a genius to work who that “Whitehall official” may have been. Perhaps Peter Clarke should be called into look into this “orchestrated plot” to continue pushing a neoconservative agenda at the expense of the Muslim minority.