Many teachers in the Netherlands feel they have to avoid talking about certain popular leftist topics such as sexual orientation, gender equality, same-sex marriage, and sex-education in their classrooms, as well as the history of the ongoing war against Islamic terrorism, all of which would be offensive to Muslim students.
NL Times At the same time, the growing Islamization of Europe and Muslim terrorist organizations like ISIS in particular are topics that must be avoided, so as not to offend Muslim students.
This is the case at one in seven (14%) of primary schools in the large cities and 1 in 20 (5%) of primary schools nationwide. At secondary schools those percentages are 13% in the big cities and 11% nationwide. The subjects to be avoided in secondary schools are the same as above, but with the political situations in countries like Turkey and Russia added in.
The teachers blame failed integration for this. They’ve noticed that students from the same Islamic cultures are increasingly drawn to each other and that different nationalities don’t play together as much any more, AD reports.
State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education said that it is “not normal if a teacher does not dare to say that he is gay, or avoid certain topics out of fear of problems from Muslim students in the classroom.”
On the other hand, Dutch Christian and and Jewish primary school children are being forced to visit a mosque and learn how to pray to allah, while being taught that Islam promotes the death penalty for those who insult the Prophet Muhammad.
The Dutch national curriculum says children have to ‘learn the main points about Islam which play a big role in the multicultural Dutch society.’