This footage shows Dutch primary school pupils of the Vinkenbuurt school praying to Allah in the Ghulzar-e-Madina mosque in Zwolle, the capital of the province of Overijssel, in the east-central area of the Netherlands.
Imam Mawlana Tahier Wagid Hosain Noorani gave a tour of his mosque and taught almost exclusively native and blonde Dutch children how to get on their knees for an Islamic prayer.
This bizarre event was part of an “learning from other cultures” curriculum. An iconic photograph documenting it has been circulating on social media for a while ever since The Dalfser Marskramer published the article on 31 October 2014.
The female teachers are beaming with joy as the children learn about the Arabic alphabet, the Prophet Mohammad, prayer techniques and Islamic rules. Similar visits have been documented in the Jozefschool in Aalsmeer, the Essensteijnschool in Voorburg, and the Nutsbasis school in Voorschoten.
It is unknown whether the video was from the same trip as the picture from 2014, although everything points to it.