A teacher at a U.K. school allegedly hacked into a female student’s phone to find pictures of her boyfriend. Why? In order to prove she was involved in a “forbidden” relationship.
The scandal, which is under investigation in Birmingham, is only the latest in a string of related incidents in the so-called “Trojan Horse” plot — a plan by Muslim “Educational Activists” to enforce Islamic values in secular schools.
The girl, who is 16 and over Britain’s legal age of consent, had her phone taken away by the teacher during a weekend event last month. Two staff members from Park View School reported the incident to the Telegraph. The teacher then took the phone to a store to have the code broken so he could penetrate its contents.
The girl was suspended on the basis of images and text message found on the phone that evidenced her relationship with a boy.
The girl’s mother reported the incident to police. The school confirmed that the police had gotten involved, but would not divulge more than that.
“This was an appalling act of bullying and invasion of privacy,” one staff member described.
The teacher who confiscated the phone is part of a group that polices students to observe Islamic values, the staff member claimed.
Tahir Alam, the chairman of governors at the school and the alleged ringleader of the Trojan Horse plot, has written that “girlfriend/boyfriend relationships...are not acceptable practices according to Islamic teaching” and that schools should “prepare Muslim pupils to lead their personal and public lives in a manner consistent with their Islamic moral principles and values.”
According to the Telegraph, students were asked to go an Islamic fast before sitting secular exams to put them in a “spiritual frame of mind,” while the sexes were forced to sit apart in class.
At least six of the 21 Muslim “Educational Activists” working to “Islamise” schools in Birmingham are to be placed on special disciplinary measures, according to the Telegraph.