Germany is planning to teach Islamic religious classes in their public schools. The purpose is to protect children from informal religious classes run by “hate preachers”. The real question is, “Why do Western countries allow “hate preachers” to teach in any school, public or private, in the first place?”. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to do and say whatever one feels. Freedom without responsibility and accountability is chaos. The West’s desire for inclusiveness and equality has enabled Islamists to make inroads into a society whose values are diametrically opposed to Islam. Islamic extremists have been clear in their intentions to impose Shar’ia law in their host countries. How will they do this?
“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t
like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future…But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I am going to do that through education.”
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper, in a 1993 statement regarding the use of the American educational system as a means to preference and impose Shari’a law in the U.S., highlights the efforts of Islamic radicals to win the hearts and minds of Americans.
EuroNews 15 March 2008
Germany’s official Islam Conference, meeting for the third time, has agreed to allow state schools to introduce Islamic religious classes in German. The government-sponsored conference aims to promote better integration for the 3.4 million Muslims living in Germany.
Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says the idea is to deter parents from sending children to informal religious lessons run by teachers who have not been vetted by the state and end the influence of what he called “hate preachers”.
Muslim spokesperson Bekir Alboga said it is the realisation of something parents have long wished-for: “We are very happy. Since 1980 Germany’s Muslims have been demanding Islamic religious classes. Now we are delighted that the Interior Minister has ruled in favour of them”.
The problem of an acute lack of teachers means it will take many years for full implementation, but the result should eventually be Islam on the curriculum, taught in German, by teachers trained in Germany.