- A video, taken last year, has emerged showing Dutch children at a mosque, prostrating themselves on prayer rugs.
- Harm Beertema MP urged parents: ‘Refuse to allow your child to participate’
Furious parents have demanded a primary school in Holland change its curriculum after a video emerged, showing Christian children learning how to pray in a mosque, known for its promotion of radical Islamic hate preachers.
UK Daily Mail Local media said the mosque in question is believed to be the Ghulzar e Madina in the city of Zwolle, which has often been visited by radical preachers from Pakistan. Among them was M Anas Noorani Siddiqui, who promoted the death penalty for those who insult the Prophet Muhammad and once said ‘non-Islamic Dutch behave like dogs and bitches.’
The children, most of whom are Christians, are told to put their ‘elbows on the ground’ and ‘hands close to your ears’. The video was reportedly taken last year but it has emerged after a Dutch MP spotted it and called for schools not to participate in similar ‘politically correct activities.’ One parent said: ‘I recently found out my son was forced to sing “welcome, welcome refugee” instead of Christmas songs.’
One teacher said his school was visited by education Inspectors who questioned why the Year 4 classes had not ‘visited a mosque yet’. The Dutch national curriculum says children have to ‘learn the main points about the religions which play a big role in the multicultural Dutch society’.
In July angry parents slammed officials after discovering in a video that a class of primary school children at a Catholic school in the town of Dongen were forced to visit a mosque in Rotterdam as part of their school curriculum.