Muslim school not to become state school

“A Nottingham school has failed in its bid to become only the fourth Muslim state primary in the country. The independent Islamia School in Hyson Green had applied to become a voluntary-aided state school, which would entitle it to Government funding. But the school’s application has now been turned down by Nottingham’s School Organisation Committee, which is made up of city councillors, governors and church leaders.

“The decision has angered the school’s staff and members of the Muslim community…. Anas Altikriti, of the Muslim Association of Britain, which has supported similar applications, said: ‘The Muslim community in Nottingham have been dealt with unjustly. There will be huge disappointment, not just in the city’.”

Nottingham Evening Post, 13 May 2005

Still, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch will be pleased. So will Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society who said: “We are relieved.”