The Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, adopted a motion that will allow kids in public schools to refuse participating in religious acts during a school trip to a religious institution like a church, mosque or synagogue. Parents can apply for an exemption for their kids, the motion states, RTL Nieuws reports.
The motion was filed by SGP parliamentarian Roelof Bisschop. According to him, the SGP is increasingly approached by complaining parents after their children visited a mosque and participated in religious acts there. The parents wonder whether their kids were obliged to participate.
Anti-Islam party PVV wanted to go even further and filed a motion to completely ban school trips to mosques, but this received little support in the Kamer.