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What is Being Taught at the “Islamic University of Europe” in the Netherlands? by Uzay Bulut (Gatestone Inst.)

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Jan. 2, 2019

  • A 2012 Turkish YouTube video describes the “Islamic University of Europe” as a school “established in 2001 to build an aware and cultivated European Muslim identity in Europe and to promote Islam… and to bring to life the mentality that is ‘to serve humanity is to serve Islam.'” Bahçekapılı’s lectures are in keeping with this mission. One such lecture glorifies the eighth-century Muslim military invasion of Spain and the establishment there of the Islamic state of Al-Andalus (Andalusia).
  • The school’s former rector, professor Ahmet Akgündüz, has called the opponents of Turkish President Erdogan “enemies of Islam,” and has stated that stoning people to death is “one of the prescribed punishments within Islam.”
  • Europe might wish to look into what is being taught at Islamic schools, particularly those that receive government money.

A 2012 Turkish YouTube video describes the “Islamic University of Europe” as a school “established in 2001 to build an aware and cultivated European Muslim identity in Europe and to promote Islam… and to bring to life the mentality that is ‘to serve humanity is to serve Islam.'” Bahçekapılı’s lectures are in keeping with this mission. One such lecture glorifies the eighth-century Muslim military invasion of Spain and the establishment there of the Islamic state of Al-Andalus (Andalusia).

The school’s former rector, professor Ahmet Akgündüz, has called the opponents of Turkish President Erdogan “enemies of Islam,” and has stated that stoning people to death is “one of the prescribed punishments within Islam.”

Europe might wish to look into what is being taught at Islamic schools, particularly those that receive government money.

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