Muslim majority schools ‘pose security threat and should be closed’

An influential government education adviser said today that schools dominated by Muslim children should be closed and replaced with “multi-faith” academies to integrate pupils. Sir Cyril Taylor, chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, said the concentration of ethnic minorities and religious groups in certain schools had created a “strategic security problem”.

He said that allowing significant numbers of ethnic minority children to lead virtually separate lives was fuelling extremism and harming academic standards. The call for forced integration came as a Government commissioned report is this week set to recommend that values such as justice and tolerance should be at the centre of citizenship classes for secondary pupils.

Daily Mail, 22 January 2007