The news reports below show two different aspects of the educational system as it exists today in Modern Multicultural Sweden.
Many thanks to Kronans Martell for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
Video #1: The Three Rs — Reading, Writing, and Recitation
Video #2: High School Goes BOOM!
Video transcript #1:
|00:03||Quran schools for children — divergent opinions|
|00:06||There are Quran studies for children in many places around the country, for example in Borlänge.|
|00:11||On weekends children from the age of six can get seven hours of Quranic education.|
|00:15||First of all, it is god’s word.|
|00:19||It is our guidance in life because we live as Muslims.|
|00:25||Where shall we turn to if we don’t know it? —Yes…|
|00:31||But school staff claim that the [Quran] education takes place|
|00:34||at the expense of mainstream education.|
|00:37||Some students attend those school three days a week after school.|
|00:42||Some even five days a week, even on the weekend.|
|00:47||But if all the energy is invested to learn and to memorize those texts, which they do,|
|00:56||And they don’t have any energy left for the mandatory education,|
|01:02||I’m anxious about this perspective.|
|01:06||I don’t believe that is true. I have very clever students in the school.|
|01:13||They’re at the top there, and they are at the top here as well.|
|01:18||We say to the students, and encourage them, to be clever|
|01:24||and focused in the school. —The school principal believes the Quran lessons will create exclusion|
|01:27||in areas where people are already excluded. —There are children|
|01:30||who show no respect towards adults, who don’t have an Islamic background.|
|01:38||But it’s only a handful. If it happens, it’s wrong! It’s unacceptable.|
|01:44||We must respect each other.
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||In a high school in Helsingborg [Sweden], according to the police, a [burning] bottle was thrown|
|00:07||through the window, followed by a very large bang.|
|00:13||When it was heard they called the police.|
|00:17||Emergency services along with five ambulance vehicles were sent to the location.|
|00:23||The police say that there aren’t any direct injuries from the explosion,|
|00:29||but some juveniles probably breathed in some of the smoke.|
|00:37||Are you aware of the situation regarding this event?|
|00:42||Do you know whether there were any threats toward the school? Or any sort of unrest before that?|
|00:53||The police don’t know that; they can’t say anything about that to us.|
|01:01||The school has been evacuated|
|01:04||and all the students are gathered in a football field nearby,|
|01:09||where they are awaiting permission to re-enter the school.|
|01:14||The police have called in the National Bomb Protection|
|01:17||to make sure the location is clear and there aren’t any more dangerous objects.