Inspectors find no evidence of Salafism at a Dutch Islamic school

The Cornelius Haga Lyceum school, an Islamic school in Amsterdam. / Ph. DR
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Dutch school inspectors have ruled out that senior staff at an Amsterdam Islamic secondary school have been «involved in financial misconduct» without being able to prove that the instutution encourages students to praise «Salafism», Dutch News reports.

The report, leaked to media earlier this week, reveals that the school is close to controversial people and that its current leadership is unable to «restore order».

Inspectors have also said in their report that they couldn’t find «anti-democratic tendencies» within the school, after it was accused of being influence by «undemocratic groups» by the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service.

As a result, the mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema suspended all funding destined to the school, urging its board members to resign.

The Cornelius Haga Lyceum school was opened in 2017. The city council and the Dutch education ministry have tried to prevent the school from opening its doors several times in the past.

The school was then prevented from receiving government funding because one of its board members was accused of showing support for ISIS on social media.

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