A hardliner linked to Birmingham's "Trojan Horse" plot who has called Father Christmas "Satan" runs a job agency recruiting dozens of teachers to the city's schools.

Najma Begum is managing director of Transform Training and Recruitment (TTARC), which has advertised 58 jobs in Birmingham schools on its website or Facebook page over the last six months, including in schools worst affected by the plot.

However she is also a member of "Educational Activists," a closed group on the instant messaging site Whatsapp, which includes nearly all of the key individuals in the plot and which works, in the words of its leader, to "Islamise" Birmingham schools.

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