“Lower Saxony counters Islamophobia in Europe”
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The German state of Lower Saxony will start including Islam in its schools’ core curriculum as part of an initiative to counter growing anti-Islam sentiments in Europe.
Dr. Bernd Althusmann, Minister for Education at the northwestern state of Lower Saxony, announced that schools in the state will start including Islamic education in their main curriculum, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat reported Thursday.
“I think we will be able to start implementation by the academic year after the next ,” Althusmann said during a visit to an elementary school in the city of Hanover and in which he attended an Islamic education class.
For the time being, Islamic education has not exceeded a few experimental models in 42 schools in Lower Saxony. Almost 2,000 Muslim students in these schools currently get Islamic education in the state.
The initiative was triggered by recent waves of anti-Islam sentiments, especially with the recent establishment of a conservative party modeled after the Dutch Part for Freedom led by controversial MP Geert Wilders whose movie Fitna outraged Muslims all over the world. Â (More from Al Arabiya)
Deal with it, says Merkel
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel called Â upon German citizens to adjust to further changes by Â (Islamic) immigrants. The CDU chairman said in an interview with FAZ word by word: “Now more than ever, Mosques will play a stronger part in our cities…” Â (Â “Moscheen werden Teil unseres Stadtbildes sein” via PIÂ )