Video of school children being instructed to perform an Islamic prayer and chant “Allahu Akbar” under the supervision of their teacher has left parents in Denmark furious.
The footage shows a Sudanese third-grader, dressed in Muslim clothing, leading his classmates in a prayer session to Allah. The boy’s mother recorded the prayer and later uploaded the video to social media, despite being instructed by the school not to do so.
“She had been explicitly told not to,” the school’s principal told Danish television TV 2. “If she had to take pictures, then it would only be of her own son.”
Although the video was recorded back in November, the incident only recently came to light after the footage was shared by a popular Danish website.
The school, which is located in Vejle, has since received a storm of angry letters and emails, demanding the teacher’s removal.
Martin Henriksen, of the Danish People’s Party, reportedly wrote to the principal asking for an explanation as to why students were taught the Islamic religion but said he did not receive a satisfactory response from the school.
According to Henriksen, the principal did not clarify whether the practice would be continued but instead pointed to the curriculum on the subject of Christianity.
The prayer session was part of a subject titled, ‘Know My Life’, and was designed to teach students different cultural and religious practices.
“These programs always go in only one direction,” Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch wrote. “When do the Muslim children learn Christian prayers? When does everyone learn Jewish prayers?
“This is just another sign of the abject cultural collapse and capitulation of Europe.”