Amsterdam: Inquiry at Islamic School over leaked footage of preacher
Education inspectors have started an investigation at Amsterdam’s only Islamic secondary school as there were claims that a pupil was suspended for allegedly filming teachers in class. A recent clip showed a teacher presenting a clip of Salafist preacher Fouad el Bouch to the children.
A report by the intelligence service, AIVD claimed that el Bouch was influencing the school curriculum. This could not be confirmed by education inspectors.
New inquiry at Islamic school over leaked footage of preacher
Education inspectors have launched another investigation at Amsterdam’s only Islamic secondary school amid claims that a pupil was suspended for allegedly filming teachers in class.
Two weeks ago a film was leaked to Het Parool in which a teacher at the Cornelis Haga Lyceum was seen showing a speech by a Salafist preacher, Fouad el Bouch, to children. El Bouch is one of a number of religious figures who was implicated in a recent report by the security service AIVD as influencing the school curriculum, though education inspectors found no evidence to support this claim.
Soner Atasoy, director of the Haga Lyceum, said the latest probe began when the mother of a girl at the school claimed her daughter had been suspended for making the film. The woman said the accusations against her daughter were false.
Atasoy said security camera footage had identified the girl as the maker of the film, but her mother had withdrawn her from school voluntarily. The education inspectorate would not comment on the reasons for its investigation, other than to say it had received ‘indications from people concerned with the school.’