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Attempt to burn down an Islamic school in the Netherlands

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A high school in Amsterdam that offers Islamic education has been the target of an attempted fire.

Soner Atasoy, principal of Cornelius Haga High School, which operates at the Islamic Education Foundation in Amsterdam (AIEV), confirmed that some prisons tried to set fire to this educational institution on Sunday night.

According to him, this was noticed by the students who returned to school after the holidays. Atasoy explained that this was not a good situation for parents or children, but that they were not afraid of anyone.

“When we arrived at school in the morning, we noticed that the classroom windows were broken with bricks and that there was burning material poured into the professor’s chair. In the schoolyard, among the broken windows, we found gas. unidentified tried to light the school, “Atasoy said.

He believes the attack happened because the Ministry of Education and the municipality at large call the school a terrorist.

Despite warnings, according to Atasoy, the school did not take the necessary security measures.

According to him, after months of propaganda by the state and the municipality, such an attack was widely expected. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Islamic schools affiliated with the Ministry of Education have the same curriculum and curriculum as other schools.

The Islamic Education Foundation in Amsterdam has filed for an Islamic high school in the Dutch capital since 2011, but the authorities have not given permission to do so. Approval for the opening of the Cornelius Hague Gymnasium was given in August 2017.

The school started operating in 2019, and the Netherlands Intelligence and Security Agency (AIVD) considers the school’s professors suspected of being affiliated with terrorist organizations.

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