Kinderen voor Kinderen (Children for Children), the children’s choir of Dutch public broadcaster VARA, has composed a song featuring Islam. The well known choir releases a CD every year that they subsequently sing on VARA. On Tuesday evening the annual performance included a song with the refrain “Allah Akbar”.
The song has drawn criticism from the Freedom Party (PVV). Telegraaf reports that party spokesperson Martin Bosma questions why the broadcaster is showing a song which repeats “Allah Akbar” 27 times. Bosma claims this is the third time that the public broadcaster is directing “Islam-propaganda” at children, and references events earlier this year around a children’s television show depicting the celebration of Eid al-Adha.