British Prime Minister David Cameron said he wants snap inspections at schools in response to “deeply concerning” allegations of a plot by extremist Muslims to take over schools in the English city of Birmingham.

In March an anonymous, unverified letter was made public, detailing a scheme to force state schools to adopt a more Islamic culture by installing school governors and teaching staff who would support a conservative Islamic religious agenda.

Last week the issue took on increased political significance for Cameron after two of his most senior ministers, Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May, publicly criticised each other for their handling of the affair.

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