PARENTAL OUTRAGE over Danish students being taught to get down on their hands and knees and pray to Allah. Whatever happened to immigrants assimilating with the native population and adopting their values? Why are Christian children in a public school being forced to recite the religious dogma of an incoming foreign (and mostly hostile) population?
Sputnik News Leaked video shows the horrific scene of Danish children (mostly Christian) being forced to learn Islamic prayers in the classroom. Says school principal, Gert Hougaard, it’s all part of “Get to know your classmates” week. The prayer took place at Thyregod School in Velje municipality in southern Jutland.
In the leaked controversial video, a boy of African Muslim (Sudan) descent dressed in Muslim religious attire demonstrates the Islamic prayer to a group of predominantly ethnically Danish peers. Then, he is interrupted by the teacher who instructs the kids to chant “Allahu Akbar” (“Our God is greater”), whereupon the entire class kneels in prayer.
The video was not intended to reach the public light. A Sudanese mother of a third-grader filmed the group of pupils and their teacher, despite being specifically instructed not to do so, only to later upload it to the internet.
On Document.dk, the website that discovered the video, and on social media, the reactions were devastating, with many calling for the teacher and the entire school leadership to resign.
“The teacher should be fired with a kick in the ass”, one reader suggested. “And if it doesn’t happen, close down the school”, another chimed in. Many labelled Thyregod School a “Quran school” and suggested it was “indoctrinating” Danish schoolchildren.
The conservative Danish People’s Party’s Martin Henriksen sent a written request to the school, asking for an explanation why the children should be taught the religious ways of Islam, but not Christianity.
Henriksen wants to have an explanation from the school management whether they also intend to teach about Islam’s “dark sides and widespread fundamentalism”, as well as massive religious and social control. Henriksen also asked whether the school management had received the parents’ consent for the Muslim prayer. The last question was whether the Muslim students are taught the Lord’s Prayer.
The school itself has received many angry e-mails, headmaster Gert Hougaard admitted, saying he has “never experienced anything like this”.
Islam in Denmark is the country’s largest minority religion. According to a 2018 estimate, over 300.000 people or 5.3 percent of the Danish population are Muslim.