Cameron’s accusations against Islamic school dismissed

David Cameron’s allegation that a school was linked to Islamic extremism has been dismissed by authorities. Investigations by Haringey Council found no evidence of “inappropriate influence” at the Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation school, in Tottenham, north London.

The probe was launched several weeks before Mr Cameron attacked the Prime Minister during Question Time, claiming the ISF was an “extremist Islamist foundation” and was a front for radical Muslim group, Hizb ut Tahrir.

A spokesman for the authority said: “No evidence was found to suggest inappropriate content or influence in the school. The school is taking steps to make sure that pupils learn about different cultures and traditions, including joint work with a local Church of England primary school.”

Nursery funding for the school – which was suspended during the inquiry – has resumed, the spokesman added.

Press Association, 11 December 2009

Update:  See “Cameron stands by school claims”, Metro, 12 December 2009