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CRT News Coverage
March 30, 2015

Parents demand investigation into East London school as four more girls attempt to become jihadi brides

Henry Jackson Society

Originally published in Breitbart

An East London academy rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted is to be inspected by counter-terrorism officers. The move comes after four of its pupils travelled to Syria to become jihadi brides while a further four had their passports confiscated before they could make the same journey.

One of the girls, a 15-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, was apprehended as her British Airlines flight to Istanbul taxied down the runway, the Daily Mail has reported.

The girls’ actions have sparked fears of fanaticism at the Bethnal Green Academy, prompting the Department of Education to send in experts from its “due diligence and counter-extremism division” to investigate potential extremist links. The school is also putting on weekly talks for parents, giving advice on radicalism and what to watch out for.

Davis Lewin, deputy director at think-tank The Henry Jackson Society agreed with the parents, saying: “It is vital that the authorities investigate the situation at the school. Parents and the public deserve answers. If there is a problem in Bethnal Green Academy, it must be addressed urgently. If not, we must know where these children are being indoctrinated with this hateful ideological poison.”


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