Worried Muslims Will Be Offended – Police chief condemns appointment of terror officer over ‘Islamic schools plot’

Responding to Clarke’s appointment on Monday, Chris Sims, the West Midlands chief constable, suggested Clarke’s background could stir up racial tensions in the community.

“This is a desperately unfortunate appointment,” he said. “Peter Clarke has many qualities but people will inevitably draw unwarranted conclusions from his former role as national co-ordinator for counter-terrorism.

“I am a strong supporter of open and inclusive education for all children in Birmingham and across the West Midlands and am committed to the process adopted by Birmingham city council with educational and social inclusion at its heart.”

Goodnight England…

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