Islamic school fears

27th November 2009 at 00:00

Conservative leader David Cameron demanded answers this week from the Prime Minister as to why an Islamic foundation, with close links to extremist groups, was allowed to set up schools in the UK. In Wednesday's Prime Minister's Questions, the Tory leader claimed that two schools in Slough and Haringey have been set up by Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation, which is said to be linked to extremist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir. But Schools Secretary Ed Balls wrote to the Conservatives stating that their allegations were "unfounded", adding that the two schools were registered independent schools and had met Ofsted's independent school standard.

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