Monday, September 15, 2008

Muslims Look to Impose Ramadan in Denmark Schools

Ramadan the month of sacrifice and fasting for Muslims is once again being imposed on non-Muslims. The only difference is that this time the imposing is being done by Muslim children. Ramadan is also supposed to teach Muslims humility, but I guess they missed that lesson.

Hat tip to Islam in Europe.

Denmark: Religious pressure in schools

Children in Danish schools undergo religious harassment. This happens during the currently ongoing Muslim festival of Ramadan, when a group of Muslim students criticize their schoolmates for violating the fasting rules of Ramadan by easting and drinking during daylight hours, report several Danish schools with a high proportion of Muslim students. At Hillerødgade's Skole in Copenhagen the problem has consequences.

"Some of the children who fast criticize the children who don't fast. Therefore we have decided that children who fast should be excluded from the cafeteria area. So there will be a place to eat in the cafeteria without people having an attitude imposed on them, says health project leader Marika Jensen who has also seen some schoolchildren who are so afraid of being seen eating that they sneak into the cafeteria area not during the lunch break in order to get a bite to eat.

She explains that it's typical for Muslim children whose parents want them to eat but who simply find it hard to explain to their Muslim friends that they eat and drink.

At Klostevænget's Heldagsskole in Copenhagen the school inspector was surprised when she asked in an 8th grade class with a large Muslim population about fasting.

"Everybody said that they fasted. Even a boy of Danish background said that he did it, but I truly didn't believe it. It was just to hard for him to sit with his bread with chopped liver among schoolmates who all fasted. I think that he goes home and eats his food later, and it was done out of tactical prudence by him," says school inspector Karen-Margrethe Grønlund.

In Aarhus the Ramadan has also caused conflict.

"Some girls in the lower classes had gotten from their parents clear views on what they should avoid during Ramadan, and they wanted to share this with some friends. They explained what good Muslims did and what bad Muslims did. As a school we needed to deal with it and get involved, even if it was a sensitive topic, says school head Torben Haugård of Ellekærskolen.

Also in Tovshøjskolen in Århus teachers had to intervene with Muslim students who interfered with their classmates religion and eating habits.

Religious conflicts had previously been described as a problem among Muslim students at Syddansk University.

Lene Kühle, lecturer and PHD in religion sociology at Aarhus University, points out that there have also been conflicts among Muslim cashiers on whether to wear the headscarf during work or not. She thinks that Ramadan often increases the conflicts when the increased attention to being religious also increases attention to lapses.

The religion sociologist who had researched the Muslim communities in Denmark, has two reasons why religious conflicts arise among Danish Muslims.

"Islam becomes a weapon to bully others. People use a completely banal religious to assert themselves," says Lene Kühle.

Another reason is that Islam's status as a minority religion in the West leads to self-appointed religious policemen. They are found in many places in society, among others in prisons, says Lene Kühle:

"Regular Muslims go around and impose on people a certain form of Islam. It goes together with that there aren't others to do this in Denmark. If one could imagine that we had a mufti in the country, that said how people should act during Ramadan, then Muslims would have some basis - but now it's up to the individual and it causes many interpretations and clashes.

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Anonymous said...

It looks like Europe will fall first, then Scandinavia.
The west will wake up, but I fear it will be too late, or at least it will be very difficult with Islam so entrenched.
It is a good thing we have the internet and sites like this to keep us informed about the march of Islam.
The news is so controlled it is really not worth watching.
we are to P.C to see what is going on around us.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree with that statement , it is a bid to take over the world and make it Muslim. The enemy is within our countries, taking over whole cities and areas, just look at the U.K
That will happen here in the U.S if we are not careful.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you put it that way... "Europe will fall first, then scandinavia".
That shows that Scandinavia is stronger of the two.
Yet, you don't seem to know that Scandinavia is a PART of Europe..Europe is all of the countries.?
I was born and grew up in Denmark, now lives in Greenland, which is a part of Denmark. Not geographically though, as Greenland is the worlds biggest island (technically Australia is bigger, but that's a continent!).
Denmark, Sweeden and Norway as a threesome, is whats usually known as "Scandinavia".
Denmark, Sweeden and Norway are a part of Europe.
So I'm glad to see that if Europe falls - Denmark, Sweeden And Norway will stand for the longest. =o) hahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

I am well aware of what is Europe and what is not thank you very much.
The reason I said Europe will fall first is that Britain is over run, however I do recall Denmark printing what amounted to childrens cartoons in their newspaper, that was strong behaviour then ?
As for Denmark lasting the longest from the hahaha in your comments I will have to rethink, if that is the attitude you will not need to be over run, you will fall as the laughing stock.


Anonymous said...

joan you took that ;ast post all out of context!

Anonymous said...

You took the last post out of context

Did i really ? That is what Muslims say when they have been caught inciting jihad.

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