Court Forbids Muslim Student from Praying in Berlin School

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In 2010, the German legal system appeared to have regained a bit of its sanity when, on appeal from the city’s education authorities, Berlin’s highest administrative court put aside the lower court’s ruling. The leftist coalition that rules the city not only rightly saw the schools’ “religious neutrality” endangered by the 2008 ruling, but also its whole multicultural integration policy for students. This policy is known by the strange moniker “Pacification Through Neutrality,” inferring Berlin schools are potential multicultural war zones.

The administrative court based its decision on the fact that this “religious neutrality” was necessary to maintain a peaceful environment in the Diesterweg Gymnasium, since it contained so many students from different religious backgrounds. The Muslim prayer ritual, the court decided, contained a “considerable potential for violence” if performed in the school and could cause a perception among students of different religious beliefs that they were being denied full religious freedom.

“This is a good day for German schools,” said Principal Burchardt after the ruling, probably very happy her school was going to remain among the pacified.

But Burchardt’s joy must have been short-lived, as Mitschele then launched an appeal of the Berlin court’s decision in the federal administrative court in Leipzig. And although his appeal was defeated last week, the Leipzig court still deemed prayer could, “in principle,” take place in other public schools, depending on the circumstances.

“The school must see whether it is truly necessary for peace in the school to restrict religious freedom,” said Werner Neumann, the presiding judge.

Considering the number of schools in Germany, although he lost his case, Mitschele may still have scored a success. His legal odyssey has possibly opened the door for hundreds of similar legal challenges concerning Muslim school prayer in the future.

This is not the first time Muslim provocateurs have challenged the “religious neutrality” of German schools. Some female Muslim teachers continued to wear headscarves in the classroom after they were banned in most German states. In 2009, the chairman of Germany’s Turkish Association proposed that all students in Germany, both Muslim and non-Muslim, get a holiday on the Muslim festival day that marks the end of Ramadan.

The chairman claimed such a move would be a sign of tolerance when, as one German journalist noted, it is actually a stealthy way to introduce a Muslim holiday into the schools. This, in turn, would promote Islam in the schools at the expense of other religions.

Unfortunately for Germany, the Islamic supremacists, who can never accept Islam being equal to other religions, will never stop trying to establish Islam’s superiority in the schools. So German school authorities can probably expect more court challenges and disruptions.

Ironically, it is Germany’s leftist multiculturalists who paved the way for the Islamic supremacists. Like elsewhere in the West, the multiculturalists were the ones who destroyed the dominant societal position their own native culture enjoyed to create the level playing field the supremacists are now trying to dominate.

And what is particularly evil is that Western multiculturalists culturally levelled their societies not out of love or respect for other cultures, which were mostly unfamiliar to them until they landed on their shores, but rather out of hatred for their own. And as the world has so often seen, and the West is currently seeing with Islamic supremacism, nothing good ever comes out of hatred.

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  • Brujo Blanco

    There are those public schools in the US that prohibit anything Christian but allow Muslim activities. This puts one religion over all others.

    • kafir

      It's possible that since islam isn't a religion, but a cult that it's allowed? Allowing cultists to practice their cult isn't putting a religion over another. Perhaps if islam was a religion and not a disgusting cult of terrorists, murderers, and rapists, then it would be excluded from schools.

  • Sue

    People of the other religions should start making demands now then all these problems will stop as legislators will have their hands full and will have to take a stand and not favour one over the other.

  • oldtimer

    Christians and Jews are not allowed to pray openly, so why should Muslims be allowed.?
    The Muslims, poor me, policy is sickening. They will do anything to draw attention to themselves and try to look like they are being oppressed. They are the most oppressive people on earth. They will tolerate nothing but Islam, and under their Sharia law, nothing else is exceptable. It's time to treat them the same as they treat others.

    • ziontruth

      "Christians and Jews are not allowed to pray openly, so why should Muslims be allowed.?"

      It has all been given an exquisite explanation in the very first episode of Star Wars to be filmed (A New Hope, dubbed Episode IV):

      HAN SOLO: "It's not wise to upset a Wookiee."

      C-3PO: "But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid."

      HAN SOLO: "That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their socket when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that."

      C-3PO: "I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the Wookiee win."

      Appeasement. That's all there is to it. Craven, cowardly appeasement.

  • CrossofMalta

    Islam is not a religion. Let's get that straight. Cults can't occupy publicly funded tax paid school grounds. Scientologists don't pray to L Ron at school for eg. Moslems must either integrate into German culture – eviscerated and sad to be sure — or go back home to their lands of racism and supremacism and chatter to their moon deity wherever and whenever they want. No cult observances anywhere in public, in Western states.

  • tagalog

    So the Christians can just fire up those morning prayers in the German schools without fear of being stopped and discouraged, right?

  • stern

    A very similar situation here in Toronto. A public school with an overwhelmingly Muslim population (about 70%+) had been allowing students to leave school during the day on Friday to attend Friday prayers at a nearby mosque. This took up too much time and some students didn't bother coming back, so the school began allowing prayers on school property.

    Now it's important to understand that the sexes are segregated for these prayers and – get this – menstruating girls ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PRAY! You can imagine how this is going down in multi-culti, politically correct, feminist Canada.

    Huge outcry is still ongoing. We await resolution with much interest.

  • stern

    Not amusing, not clever, just sick. If this is the level of your contributions, we really don't need you here.

  • stern

    Ah, I see we have a real intellectual giant among us.

  • ziontruth

    That commenter is probably what's known as a "moby": Someone from the opposite side who, masquerading as one on your own side, posts remarks of such character that is calculated to supply the enemy side with quotes "proving" the evil of your side.

    As for the Führer, in reality he made a cordial deal with one of the leaders of "these rag heads," an escapee from British rule, the Mufti of Jerusalem. His racial theory may well have considered the Semitic mufti and his followers to be eventual targets, but he decided to put his plans on suspension in exchange for an alliance against the Jews.

    In addition, the Führer and many of his henchmen considered it a debacle that Germany had been Judaized/Christianized instead of having been converted to the "soldier's religion" of Islam.

  • stern

    Yes, it shows, both in your grammar and your spelling.

  • HalleysFifth

    Don't feed the moron troll.

  • HalleysFifth

    So I guess the moderators here will allow some Nazi moron to use obscenities like "…lick some rag head dick…", but I can't call the dumbsh** a dumbsh**.

    Real intelligent moderatin' there dudes!

    • ziontruth

      Your first post did appear (and I actually managed to save it when I saved this page to my local disk as an archive), and then on the next reload it disappeared. I can repost the text you wrote if you want.

      Strange things happening here on FPM. Like the time I had to misspell an everyday, innocent word to get my post past the spam filter.

      • HalleysFifth

        Thank you! – I just saw your reply today. It's very kind of you to save my post, though I'm not sure where you would re-post it.

  • StephenD

    Here we have another zealot for evil. I would suggest we ignore him (rolo) completely. He may reappear under another pseudonym but will be easily recognizable by his exemplary wit and charm.

    • stern

      HI StephenD,

      Yes, I agree with you completely. I just couldn't resist having a bit of fun, but will behave myself now.

  • Nick

    Hitler embraced muslims…in Europe, think Bosnia, their were muslim battalions of the SS…

  • Steve

    too little, too late.

  • Stuart Parsons

    All religions are Cults….. unless someone has verifiable evidence for the actual existence of a God .

    • ziontruth

      100,000,000 human lives lost to the anti-religious cult of Marxism. To the secular cult of Abortion On Demand—tens of millions of pre-born living human beings.

      If you don't believe because you think there's no convincing evidence, OK. But don't go thinking secularism would cure the basic tendency of humanity to do evil (Genesis 8:21), because, in that department, it has proved to be the falsest god of them all.