Hague: City to investigate Islamic boarding schools

Hague: City to investigate Islamic boarding schools

The municipality of The Hague will conduct an investigation into the possible existence of Islamic boarding schools in the city.

According to Else van Dijk-Staats (VVD) there are at least three boarding schools who, for instance, have contacts with the movement of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen. Youth in the boarding schools are 'isolated and indoctrinated'.

She announced Friday that on Thursday evening the college passed a motion to investigate if there are boarding schools with radical ideas in the capital.  A spokesperson for alderman Rabin Baldewsingh (Labor, citizenship) said that the college does not know of such organizations.  "We received several addresses from councillors and will now investigate what's happening there."

Source: Trouw (Dutch)

See also:
* Netherlands: Concern about Gülen movement
* Rotterdam: Councillor claims Gülen movement is fundamentalist
* Rotterdam: Controversy around new "Turkish" elite school

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