Giving evidence to MPs, Dame Louise Casey, who headed a stunning inquiry into the problems of uncontrolled immigration, has said that the “Trojan Horse” scandal of muslim extremists taking over schools which emerged in Birmingham in 2014 is being replicated across the country.
The shocking evidence has underlined concerns that uncontrolled immigration is allowing extremists to infiltrate communities across the UK and have the freedom to target and radicalise teenagers.
In October last year it was estimated that 850 British citizens had been recruited by the Muslim fanatics in Islamic State (Isis) to go to Syria, including three teenage girls in Mile End in London who were persuaded to go as “jihadi brides”.
She said Trojan Horse affair, involving an alleged takeover of schools by conservative Islamists in Birmingham, was not a one-off.
Dame Louise Casey said the ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal is being replicated across the UK
She said: “We didn’t find it very difficult to find things like segregation of girls, some of these what I would describe anti-equal opportunities or anti-liberal values”, adding: “Yes, it’s happening elsewhere.”
Dame Louise, who last month released a hard-hitting report into segregation and immigration in the UK, also dismissed as a “sound-bite” the view integration should be seen as an equal effort between new arrivals and existing communities.
We didn’t find it very difficult to find things like segregation of girls
Giving evidence on her report to the House of Commons’ Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Dame Louise was asked whether she considered integration a “two-way process” or whether “some groups need to make more effort than others”.
In October last year it was estimated that 850 British citizens had been persuaded to join ISIS
She said: “No, I don’t think it’s a two-way street. I think that’s a sound-bite that people like to say.
“If we stick with the road analogy, I think integration is more like you’ve got a bloody big motorway and you’ve got a slip road of people coming in from the outside.
Dame Louise also rubbished the idea that integration was a two-way street as a ‘sound-bite’
“What you need to do is people in the middle, in the motorway, need to accommodate and be gentle and kind to the people coming in from the outside lane.
“But we’re all in the same direction and we’re all heading in the same direction.”