Provocative Prayers in Wuppertal

A school in Germany has caused a PC controversy by banning prayers that are “provocative”; i.e. publicly visible. Multiculturally-minded critics feel the action is discriminatory towards Muslims.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Der Westen:

Muslim students get attention through “provocative prayer” — Uproar at Wuppertal Gymnasium

  • There are problems in a Wuppertal Gymnasium due to Muslim students who “provoke” with their prayers
  • The school administration issued a ban and told teachers to turn in students who didn’t follow the ban
  • The internal notification about the ban made it into the public eye and caused indignation
  • The district government says: The ban is legal

Wuppertal. Controversy about the Johannes Rau Gymnasium in Wuppertal: An internal notification by the school administration sent to the desks of the teachers made its way into the public eye and it has been shared on Facebook and discussed dozens of times.

The controversial content: “In recent weeks it has been increasingly observed how Muslim students were praying on school grounds in a way that was very visible to others, signaled by ritual washing in the toilets (bathrooms), the unrolling of prayer rugs, the taking of certain body postures. This is not allowed.”

The teachers were also asked to “report” cases to the school administration and to “determine” the names. That sounds like language the police would use. Are Muslim students being discriminated here because of their religious practices? There are massive accusations on the Internet.

This is what the district government said

The school didn’t want to make a statement. But the responsible district government Düsseldorf confirmed to us: The notification is real, it was written on February 16th. The issue is “provocative prayer” of Muslim students within the school grounds. Fellow students and teachers felt encroached upon by this behavior. So much so that the school administration took action.

“The ban of prayer in provocative manner within the public school eye should support peaceful togetherness and peace at school,” the district government writes in its statement.

The school only wanted to collect the names of the relevant students in order to talk to them about alternative solutions such as a prayer room.

Is the prayer ban legal?

Yes, said the district government. “The school principal does have the right within the frame of school domiciliary rights. Upholding the constitutional requirement for the functioning of peaceful school activities and education, Article 5 GG, surpasses freedom of religion.” It is a similar to mandatory swimming lessons at school. Here, too, female Muslim students have to take part — even if that might go against their possible religious customs.

Wrong impression

The district government is now trying to prevent a “mistaken impression”. The gymnasium is known for its grand engagement for the integration of students of different religions and countries of origin.

However, on the other hand, they are not entirely standing behind the school: The choice of words in the internal memo is seen as “unfortunate” by the district government. The school now has to report back to the government about their next steps in this matter.

“Provocative prayer” — is this a problem at other schools as well?

Across the Düsseldorf district there are no further cases known, says the press spokesperson Dagmar Gross.

14 thoughts on “Provocative Prayers in Wuppertal

  1. I’m sure there are plenty of Islamic countries that would be happy to take in all the Muslims in Europe!

  2. Germany is lost. I had high hopes the Dutch would regain consciousness but it seems they’re no better off either. Marine LePen is left to fight an uphill battle all alone.

    • I’m so sorry, I think you are right. The big Q are now: where is the tipping point?

      It will come to a end. Who will still standing?

      • The Mohammedans will certainly stand. As for Europeans – I only see Eastern Europeans taking a stand.

        However – the good ole USA is still standing!

        • But the traitorous, childish democ-rats are still doing everything they can think of to stop the President!

          Republicans endured eight years of Obama failure; just shows the difference between the parties.

          I doubted the Dutch would have the intestinal fortitude to make the change–they proved me right. Could the French do it? Nor has England–yet.

  3. Of course, the parasitic muslims will eventually kill the host, and who will be able to run the country when the West is no longer around to feed the idiots?

  4. Sadly, things will only get worse as more Muslims invade and make demands for services. Combine that with increasing crime and terrorism, and you have the makings of an ever more massive and violent reaction. The Dutch had an opportunity to stop and even reverse the deteriorating situation. They now own a much bigger problem for the future.

  5. My impression of a great many Dutch is that they while they can be shockingly direct in person, as a society they value complacency, the status quo and ‘niceness.’ They don’t particularly care for upset or contention.

    Geert Wilders simply demanded too much for many of them, so they went with what they saw as a safer choice. Of course, it isn’t, but then again you can’t say Wilders didn’t make significant progress. His party gained some seats and got a lot of votes, especially in Muslim dominated Rotterdam, believe it or not.

    Had he toned down things just a little, just a smidge and not picked a fistfight with Rudde, he might be looking at being part of the coalition, with a strong voice on much of what he wanted to accomplish. In any event, as Wilders himself said, he’s not going anywhere.

    Meanwhile Rudde still has to form a coalition. That’ could be difficult. He may have to turn to Wilders in the end after all.

    I wouldn’t count Europe out quite yet. The UK appears to be s-l-o-w-l-y coming to its senses, Denmark looks to be electing an populist right wing government and the Visograd nations in the east are solid. And then, there’s Marine Le Pen.

    Erdogan’s antics are also causing a lot of people to do some thinking, especially as Turkey has the largest conventional army in Europe.

    • NObody was ever going to work with Wilders, that was the problem.
      Kinda like the NeverTrumpers ruining things over here across the pond.
      They are just kicking the can down the road letting the problem metastasize for the future to deal with.
      Well, nobody can say they weren’t warned.

      Lock and load, boys and girls.

      • I would argue that the NeverTrumpers are actively trying to oust a duly elected President for specious reasons.

        In the past, such openly seditious behavior carried harsh penalties, but the NeverTrumpers are the Deep State’s useful idiots, and will be coddled as such.

  6. Can’t they simply pray on their knees as everyone else does? Having their toosh up in the air is unseemly.

    • Oh, dear. You’re not familiar with the routine are you? Noses in the rug, [posteriors] in the air, that’s the way it has to be done, seemliness don’t enter into it. Prepare to see a lot more of this in your neighborhood, acuara. You’d better get yourself educated on the Five Pillars.

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