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March 18, 2007

Has Germany Contributed To A 'Parallel Muslim Universe'?

Spiegel Online writes that Germany's Muslim population is becoming more religious and more conservative. Islamic associations are fostering the trend, particularly through their work with the young, which is accelerating a drift towards a parallel Muslim society. Two paragraphs in the long article on "Religious Divisions within Germany" illustrate what LGF refers to as the "heartbreaking truth about the misogyny of Islamic supremacism":

... In another regional case, the judges had to decide whether a class excursion was mandatory for a Muslim girl. In their ruling of 2002, they parroted the language of a fatwa issued two years previously. The former chairman of the Islamic Religious Community in Hesse had stipulated that a Muslim woman not accompanied by a mahram, a male blood relative, must not stray more than 50 miles from her home - because this is the distance a caravan of camels can travel in 24 hours.

... Camels are something of an anomaly on the German autobahn these days. Sympathetic judges nonetheless recommended sending the 15-year-old brother along as a mahram. Given her fear of losing her headscarf or violating other religious laws, the schoolgirl's condition, they argued, was comparable to that of a "partially mentally handicapped person." She therefore needed somebody to accompany her; otherwise, she should not be forced to take part in the trip, they reasoned.

As ridiculous s this sounds and as disturbing as this trend may be, the Spiegel piece points out that it cannot be pinned exclusively on Muslim groups - German dhimmitude has made its own contributions:
Under the guise of religious tolerance, German society stood blithely by as some parts of its Muslim communities began turning into parallel societies. For years, the country's courts have been excusing Muslim girls from coed swimming lessons and class outings - citing the most absurd reasons for their rulings.
Do read it all ...

Can it happen here in America? Think about the effect of our airlines and courts caving in to demands such as those made by the praying imams (who are now suing), and other such PC decisions based on religious tolerance (that of society, not of Islam)!

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Richard at March 18, 2007 10:57 PM

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