Germany teaching Islam to better know Muslims


tay
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For the first time, German state schools are offering classes in Islam to primary school students using state-trained teachers and specially written textbooks, as officials try to better integrate the nation’s large Muslim minority and counter the growing influence of radical religious thinking.


The classes offered in Hesse state are part of a growing consensus that Germany, after decades of neglect, should do more to acknowledge and serve its Muslim population if it is to foster social harmony, overcome its ageing demographics, and head off a potential domestic security threat.



The need, many here say, is ever more urgent. According to German security officials and widespread reports in the German news media, this past semester at least two young Germans from Hesse — one thought to be just 16 — were killed in Syria after heeding the call for jihad and apparently being recruited by hardline Salafist preachers in Frankfurt.



Such cases have stirred alarm not only that some young Germans are increasingly feeling alienated and vulnerable to recruitment, but also that they will eventually bring their fight home, along with new skills in the use of weapons and explosives gained on distant battlefields. Other parts of Europe with expanding Muslim minorities — including France, Britain, Spain and Scandinavian countries — are facing similar challenges of integration and radicalisation.




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Germany teaching Islam to better know Muslims | GulfNews.com
 
B00Mer
Republican
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Europe has sold out to Islam..



Video: Islam’s Takeover of Europe | FrontPage Magazine

Islam hates Gays, Christians and treat their women likes dogs.. what else is there to know about this backward religious cult.

What is funny on this forum is the the same people who defend Islam on this forum attack Russia for not wanting Gay propaganda.

Russia is not executing the Gays like many Islamic countries...nope, just tired of Gay Parades and Propaganda pushing Homosexuality.

Take it to the bed room already... don't really want to know your sexual preferences.. and your dam parades will never beat out the Brazilian Carnival
Last edited by B00Mer; Jan 19th, 2014 at 09:48 AM..
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

For the first time, German state schools are offering classes in Islam to primary school students using state-trained teachers and specially written textbooks, as officials try to better integrate the nation’s large Muslim minority and counter the growing influence of radical religious thinking.


The classes offered in Hesse state are part of a growing consensus that Germany, after decades of neglect, should do more to acknowledge and serve its Muslim population if it is to foster social harmony, overcome its ageing demographics, and head off a potential domestic security threat.



The need, many here say, is ever more urgent. According to German security officials and widespread reports in the German news media, this past semester at least two young Germans from Hesse — one thought to be just 16 — were killed in Syria after heeding the call for jihad and apparently being recruited by hardline Salafist preachers in Frankfurt.



Such cases have stirred alarm not only that some young Germans are increasingly feeling alienated and vulnerable to recruitment, but also that they will eventually bring their fight home, along with new skills in the use of weapons and explosives gained on distant battlefields. Other parts of Europe with expanding Muslim minorities — including France, Britain, Spain and Scandinavian countries — are facing similar challenges of integration and radicalisation.




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Germany teaching Islam to better know Muslims | GulfNews.com

Sounds like a smart way to go.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I'm hoping for a lot of killing, like during the Reformation and the Counter-reformation.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

I'm hoping for a lot of killing, like during the Reformation and the Counter-reformation.

Hoping for a class action suit?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Hoping for a class action suit?

Pretty much. In addition to the salutary benefits of lots of death, there's a chance to pick up a couple of bucks.
 
petros
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A sad day indeed. If anybody could have stopped the pain in a$s religious blight trying to change politics of our day across Europa to better suit them it was Germany.
 
karrie
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Learning comparative religion is a valuable thing. Finding out why people dress funny, act funny, instead of making it up as you go along and fearing the differences, is a great tool for stopping bigotry in its tracks.

So long as it's an informative class, a 'get to know your neighbours' type deal, and not an indoctrination, kudos to Germany.
 
Christianna
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Do they also teach Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, etc, etc?
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristiannaView Post

Do they also teach Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, etc, etc?

Judaism, that one is one that's a no brainer, but when it comes to the others, I don't think the cultural strife exists that exists with the Islam, so they're not needing to. Personally, I say teach them all. Teach atheism too. Comparative religion is a valuable tool.
 
damngrumpy
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The problem is when it comes to Islam its not about bigotry or hatred
they are not about understanding they are about conquest and world
domination. Why is it that when the Nazis or Communists made that
their focus we took issue with it and in this case we turn a blind eye.
I didn't know much about the sikhs but I learned from friends. They are
not trying to dominate the society either. The Buddhists are not trying
to dominate others, nor Baha'i faith either
We don't understand Islam is a political agenda as well as an ideology
and therein lies the difference. I think the time has come to tell all
religions they are going to obey the law of the land like everyone else
or face the consequences.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

The problem is when it comes to Islam its not about bigotry or hatred
they are not about understanding they are about conquest and world
domination. Why is it that when the Nazis or Communists made that
their focus we took issue with it and in this case we turn a blind eye.
I didn't know much about the sikhs but I learned from friends. They are
not trying to dominate the society either. The Buddhists are not trying
to dominate others, nor Baha'i faith either
We don't understand Islam is a political agenda as well as an ideology
and therein lies the difference. I think the time has come to tell all
religions they are going to obey the law of the land like everyone else
or face the consequences.

Well said lad... well done.

See I told you you were conservative.

Again... well done.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

I think the time has come to tell all
religions they are going to obey the law of the land like everyone else
or face the consequences.

Woody Guthrie - So long it39s been good to know you - YouTube

 
petros
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damngrumpy
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Eagle it isn't a matter of conservative or liberal views its common sense regardless
of what side of the fence one is on. And yes I am conservative about some things
and quite liberal on other issues. Many engage in activities that might harm them
and in other cases there are those who engage in activities that harm others and
those are the ones I take issue with
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Eagle it isn't a matter of conservative or liberal views its common sense regardless
of what side of the fence one is on. And yes I am conservative about some things
and quite liberal on other issues. Many engage in activities that might harm them
and in other cases there are those who engage in activities that harm others and
those are the ones I take issue with

You're conservative on most except for your rants against conservatives that are simply just rants. Going off on the same people that share your views except you may be a little more conservative than they.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Whoa Pete... what did you do?
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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Hey, Eagle, is there a movement in the States bannered "America teaching Republicans to know capitalism better"?

Sorry about the incomplete parallel construction; didn't want to needlessly split the infinitive.
 
EagleSmack
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I'd say no Spade.

Hey Petros... you have to fix or remove that link bro!
 
karrie
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Damngrumpy... there is a difference between learning tolerance toward other religions, and allowing them free legal reign. Frankly I think it would be a lot easier to achieve secularism if we weren't constantly viewing it as one religion being the 'winner' and setting policy. And that won't come until Muslims and Christians are neighbours, true neighbours, which will of course only happen if both parties are understanding.

Kudos to Germany for trying something different. God knows what's happening elsewhere doesn't seem to be having the desired effect.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

I'd say no Spade.

Hey Petros... you have to fix or remove that link bro!

Pity, always one step behind Germany.
 
karrie
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