May 1, 2018
Two schools in Sweden have come under fire from school inspectorate authorities after it was revealed that migrant-background children being taught lessons in their native language were actually just learning the Quran.
The issue was raised through an anonymous tip to the school inspectorate which exposed that the Quran, and other elements of the Islamic faith such as prayers, were being used in so-called mother-tongue education, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.
Mother-tongue education is used for the children of recently arrived migrants to help them learn and keep up with their fellow classmates while they are learning Swedish.
The head of one of the schools in the municipality of Vingåker involved in the accusations said: “If it occurs then it must immediately cease. It is completely unacceptable,” and added that no religious content was acceptable, according to the school’s rules.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:06 am