Berlin bars Muslim boy from prayers
Fri, 28 May 2010
A German court has rejected a legal bid by a 16-year-old Muslim student to have the right to conduct prayers at his school, reports say.The court in Berlin ruled on Thursday against Yunis’ bid to pray, stating that it would upset peace in the school, and abuse students’ rights to the entitlement of a calm and educational environment, Reuters reported.
The maintenance of an academic school environment takes precedence over the student’s right to religious observance, the appeals court said.
“The Islamic prayer ritual has a demonstrative character and serves as social control,” a Berlin Senate official said in favor of the ruling.
“This is a good day for the Berlin school,” school director Brigitte Burchardt said after the verdict.
She said the decision would reduce potential conflict that may arise in the school.
Last year the same pupil had initially been given the right to pray once a day in the same school. This year a higher Berlin court overturned that judgment.
With Germany holding more than four million Muslims, such a ruling imposes a heavy burden on the country’s Islamic prayer conducting community, the Spiegel Online said.
While many of our so called “leaders”, are suffering from a severe case of Muslim Appeasement Delusional Disorder (MADD), a court in Germany has decided that a Muslim should not get special treatment. Facts show us that Muslims are changing non-Islamic countries to suit Islam. Common sense tells us that if we continue to cater to them, they will continue to ask for more. It is time that non-Muslims stop worrying about what “offends” Muslims, or their “special needs”. Take a stand for life as we know it, and shoot down Muslim demands. We owe it to our families future generations.