The British city of Birmingham is bracing for a possible Muslim backlash as five of its schools were put under "special measures" over extremist threats.

West Midlands police, Birmingham City Council and the Department for Education (DfE) have recently held several high-level "gold command" meetings in the wake of investigations into "Operation Trojan Horse", an alleged plot to inculcate extremist Islamist views in school curriculum.

According to the Sunday Times, there has been anger in Muslim areas of Bradford, Luton and the Tower Hamlets borough in east London where a further five schools are being investigated.

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