Fifteen Islamic primary schools in Amsterdam are urging parents not to send their children to the new Islamic secondary school due to open in the Dutch capital in September.

The organisation says the founders of the new school 'have totally no experience or affinity with education' and a spokesman told the NRC the new school board members are 'cowboys acting against the general interest'.

Last week, the Netherlands' highest administrative court ordered the education ministry to fund an Islamic high school in Amsterdam, making it the second Islamic high school in the Netherlands.

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