The “Trojan Horse” plot by Islamic radicals to take over dozens of British state schools has been in the news a lot lately. Recent reports indicate that a similar process is underway in Germany. Many thanks to JP for translating this article from Bild:
Salafists infiltrate seven Hamburg schools
by Vivien-Marie Drews
Hamburg — fanatical young Muslims against liberal teachers and pupils — a religious war rages in Hamburg’s schools!
Until now School Senator Ties Rabe (53, SPD) refused to identify which schools were affected.
Now an internal paper of the state institute for teacher training indicates that during recent months in at least seven schools in Mümmelmannsberg, Billstedt, Stellingen and Hamm there have repeatedly been problems because ultraconservative Muslims have simply put forward their own rules.
Particularly hair-raising is the situation in Mümmelmannsberg. “The city quarter appears to be the focus of organised Islamistic activists,” sates the official document available to BILD.
Example: Muslim youngsters demand that girls and women cover up according to the dictates of the Koran, call for communal prayer in the schoolyard
The assessment of the state institute: “It would appear that in some cases there is a strategy taking place of an organised action.” Meaning: Salafists are deliberately infiltrating Hamburg’s classrooms, instructing school-age Muslims to recruit new supporters in the playgrounds.
Among other things, the violence-prone Islamistic organisation “Hizb ut-Tahrir” is well-known for such activity according to the Senate.
The city’s east is particularly affected
- Stadtteilschule Mümmelmannsberg
- Stadtteilschule Öjendorf/Billstedt (religious clothing has increased)
- Schule An der Glinder Au/Billstedt (religious clothing has increased)
- Stadtteilschule Bergedorf
- Gymnasium Hamm
- Stadtteilschule Stellingen
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