After a video emerged showing children learning how to pray in a mosque, angry parents are demanding a primary school in Holland to change its curriculum. The mosque in question, called the Ghulzar e Madina, is located in the Dutch city of Zwolle and is thought to have been visited by radical preachers from Pakistan.
The video shows an imam explaining to the children how Muslims pray, with the boys forced to stand on one side of the room with the girls on the other. The children, most of whom are thought to be Christians, are told to put their ‘elbows on the ground’ and ‘hands close to the ears.’
Though the video was taken last year, it emerged after Harm Beertema, an MP for Geert Wilders’ far-right Freedom Party, brought attention to it and called for schools to stop participating in “politically-correct activities.”
“Refuse to allow your child to participate in such ‘away-with-our-culture’ excursions,” she stated. “You are deciding, not the school.” The Dutch curriculum states that children have to “learn the main points about the religions which play a big role in the multicultural Dutch society.”