“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
A report commissioned by the ministry of Education in the Netherlands shows that anti-Semitism is a ”recurrent problem” in many schools in the country, especially among Muslim students.
The report on discrimination in education was commissioned by The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and carried out by Dutch journalist Margalith Kleijwegt. It found that many teachers feel ineffectual when seeking to alter the deep-seated prejudices and/or violent outlooks of their students, particularly against Jews.
The European Jewish Press reports an example given by a teacher who wanted to speak about 9/11 to her class when a young student of Moroccan origin stood up and said it was in fact ‘’a Zionist Jewish plot.’’ He claimed there were no Muslims on the planes.
Another high-school teacher in Amsterdam recounted an incident in which during a conversation on discrimination, a female student also of Moroccan origin stood up and pronounced: “If I had a Kalashnikov, I’d gun down all the Jews.”
“I wasn’t getting there,” the teacher is quoted in the report as saying. “I asked her to imagine a 5-year-old Jewish girl who lives here. What would she have to do with Israel’s policies? Unfortunately, there was no place for empathy. The pupil didn’t care about that girl. She had only one message: The Jews should die.”
Kleijwegt noted that ‘’Anti-Semitic behavior is a recurrent problem in some schools. Some see it as a provocation by pupils, others fear it goes deeper: That pupils receive anti-Jewish attitudes at home.”
CUFI Note: Pray for the young people of Europe. This report is only of The Netherlands, but this result is likely to be seen throughout European school. These children are being raised to hate the Jewish people from their homes. We must lift these children up in prayer as these children represent the future of Europe.