Calls for an end to ‘politically correct activities’ after primary school children are ordered to learn how to pray at a mosque popular with radical preachers
- A video, taken last year, has emerged showing Dutch children at a mosque
- Harm Beertema MP urged parents: ‘Refuse to allow your child to participate’
By Mail Online Reporter
Published: 15:36, 29 December 2016 |
Angry parents have demanded a primary school in Holland changes its curriculum after a video showing children learning how to pray in a mosque emerged.
Local media said the mosque in question is believed to be the Ghulzar e Madina in the city of Zwolle, which has previously 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 b*****s.’
The girls are shown how to prostrate themselves when praying. They were taught separately from the boys, as is the Muslim tradition.
Harm Beertema, 64, an MP for Geert Wilders’ far-right Freedom Party, urged parents: ‘Refuse to allow your child to participate in such “away-with-our-culture” excursions. You are deciding, not the school.’
On social media hundreds of parents reacted, some sharing their own stories of ‘politically correct school curriculums’.
One parent said: ‘I recently found out my son was forced to sing “welcome, welcome refugee” instead of Christmas songs.’
The teachers are shown in the background overseeing the lesson. Some parents have reacted furiously to the video, claiming it is political correctness gone mad.
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 visited a mosque in Rotterdam as part of their school curriculum.
The Netherlands is holding a general election in March and the Freedom Party and Geert Wilders is expected to do well, partly on the back of such politically correct blunders which do not play well with ordinary Dutch voters.
It is not clear if the children were also taken to a church and taught about the Christian faith.