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'Terrorist views promoted in Birmingham school assembly' denied

3 April 2014 Last updated at 22:18 BST

A school at the centre of allegations of Muslim extremism has denied claims that terrorist views were promoted in a school assembly.

An investigation into an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to take control of several schools in Birmingham must report immediately, Labour Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne has demanded.

Claims that 12 schools in the city have been targeted are being investigated by the Department for Education and the council.

A letter has been sent to every head teacher in Birmingham warning that children have a right to a broad and balanced education.

Park View Education Trust has rejected claims of a Muslim takeover, while its chairman, Tahir Alam, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme it was facing a "witch hunt" based on "all sorts of false allegations".

BBC Midlands Today's Peter Wilson reports.

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