The Christian religion has been cleansed from most public institutions in Germany, including the schools. But that doesn’t mean there’s no religion in schools — it’s just not the Christian religion.
Many thanks to JLH for translating this article from Unser Tirol:
Students Must Recite “Allahu Akbar”
In an elementary school in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Bavaria), an outraged father went public, because his daughter had to learn a sura from the Koran by heart.
Elementary students in the fourth-year class in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are said to have been “forced” by teachers to memorize and recite the Islamic confession of faith.
This was discovered by an angry father whose daughter had told her parents about it. The students were supposed to read the sura aloud, alternating line-for-line between German and Arabic in an ecumenical religious service.
Since this instructional content has been vigorously discussed in public, the school and responsible teaching staff have been in the crossfire of numerous critics of such teaching methods.
Representatives of diverse political parties have already announced their willingness to proceed with all available means against those responsible.
Principal Gisela Ehrl did not wish to confirm the incident to unsertirol24, and offered no further information over the phone. According to her, the school will give its position in writing during the coming week.
Photo: This is the sura students must memorize