The case against five senior teachers accused of professional misconduct in the so-called “Trojan Horse” inquiry has been dropped.
An independent panel found the integrity of the process had been “called into disrepute”.
It said 25 witness statements from a prior inquiry had been “deliberately withheld” from the panel.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) said it would consider the ruling before commenting.
Several schools in Birmingham were investigated amid claims of a Muslim hardliners’ plot to control them, known as the Trojan Horse affair, which began in 2014.
The professional conduct panel of the NCTL found its own organisation withheld 25 statements which had been used in an inquiry led by former counter-terror boss Peter Clarke,into the allegations of a plot.
The statements were disclosed at a late stage of the proceedings, the panel said, which was a breach of process and demonstrated a lack of co-operation.
The Trojan Horse inquiry has been a farce from beginning to end. The Government has stumbled around in this inquiry intent to pin Islamic extremism on a School, without any tangible or robust evidence.
It was in 2014 that the then Education Secretary, Michael Gove used the “Trojan Horse” schools row to push an ideological anti-Islamic agenda within the Government.
Whitehall sources revealed that behind the scenes, Gove had been pressing the then Prime Minister David Cameron for months to widen the Government’s definition of Muslim “extremism”.
They suggested that he has used allegations of a plot to “take over” a number of schools in Birmingham to press the Prime Minister to agree tough new measures to secularise schools in Muslim areas.
One said: “Michael Gove’s views are so incredibly black and white. It’s either his way or no way. He seems to think that anybody who strictly follows Islam is not really integrated.
“And he thinks anybody who holds conservative Muslim views is a bit of an extremist. He has been using Birmingham to pursue an ideological agenda that he’s had for many years.”
Indeed the whole Trojan Horse inquiry has been used as an ideological bat to hit over the head of the Muslim community. Poisonous journalists like Andrew Gilligan did not hesitate to use children to demonise Muslim pupils and their Schools by using wild accusations of infiltratration and and Islamisation of British schools.
No evidence, no case. Nothing but a work of fiction, by a government and media apparatus that works hand in hand to demonise Islam and even the Schools which Muslim pupils attend.
The Muslim community does not expect any apology for the atrocious way it has carried out this investigation. However it is confident this is not the end of the mission for the British government to reform Islam.