Muslim School hacks girl’s phone
It was done to enforce ‘Islamic values’
POLICE are reportedly investigating a teacher at one of the Birmingham state schools allegedly hijacked by Muslim radicals in the so-called “Trojan Horse” plot after he hacked a female pupil’s mobile telephone to prove she was having a “forbidden” relationship with a boy.
The Telegraph reports Tahir Alam, the chairman of governors at the school and the alleged ringleader of the takeover plot at Park View School, has written that:
Girlfriend/boyfriend relationships are not acceptable practices according to Islamic teaching.
Also that schools should:
Prepare Muslim pupils to lead their personal and public lives in a manner consistent with their Islamic moral principles and values.
The girl, who – at 16 – is over the age of consent, had her telephone confiscated by the teacher during a Sunday event at Park View School last month. Two members of staff told The Telegraph the phone was then taken, without her permission, to a shop for its passcode to be broken, and its contents unlocked and examined by the school.
Images of the girl with the boy, a fellow Year 11 pupil at Park View, and text messages between them, obtained from the phone, were used by the school as evidence to suspend her, weeks before her GCSE
Staff at Park View said the mother of the girl whose phone was confiscated had reported the incident to the police. The interception of private text messages is illegal under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which was used to convict phone hackers from the closed News of the World newspaper.
The school confirmed that the police and the local authority’s child safeguarding team were involved in the incident, but refused to elaborate. The names of the pupils concerned are known to The Telegraph, but are not being published for privacy reasons. The girl’s mother declined to comment.
Said a staff member, who described the teacher involved as part of a “morality police” enforcing conservative Islamic values on pupils.
This was an appalling act of bullying and invasion of privacy.
The Telegraph has been reporting for the past 10 weeks about a group called “Educational Activists”, which works, in the words of its leader — a deputy head at one of the 21 — to “Islamise” schools in Birmingham. At least six of the 21 are expected to be placed on special measures, with their leaders and governors removed.
Park View issued a statement last week purporting to rebut allegations made against it. In fact, it denies many claims that were never made against it or its sister schools, such as that boys and girls are prevented from talking to each other.
The rebuttal also includes untrue statements, such as:
It is not school policy to restrict students’ access to sexual health advice.
In fact, posters by the school nurse were censored, with the offer of sexual health advice blacked out with marker pen, before being put up. The Telegraph has one of the posters, with the words “sexual health” faintly visible beneath the black ink.