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Muslims forming charity system for kindergartens and care homes

The Local · 18 Mar 2011, 08:39

Published: 18 Mar 2011 08:39 GMT+01:00

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Such a system is desperately needed by Muslims and would have the same rights and duties as Christian charities, Aiman Mazyek told daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.

In some parts of Germany it is almost impossible to find a non-church affiliated kindergarten, he explained, adding that they are allowed to reject potential employees from other religions.

“That is legal and I understand it,” he told the paper.

But it is also fairly common to find Christian kindergartens with enrolment of up to 90 percent Muslim children and no Muslim employees, he said.

Thus it is time to open the way for alternatives, Mazyek added.

The proposed association of charities would be supported by Germany’s most important Muslim organisations, which already run most mosque communities around the country.

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In addition to the ZMD, Germany’s Muslim council, or Islamrat, the DITIB Turkish association and others are all working on the project together, he said.


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Your comments about this article

10:41 March 18, 2011 by tallady
This is a good idea,, the Muslims are not demanding that Germany provide this but are willing to form their own charity to support and operate these places.
11:10 March 18, 2011 by adipk
Good act, instead of look top to Govt do what you want. Good step for proper integration. But are these houses (old and kinder) open for non-muslims as well?
11:15 March 18, 2011 by delvek
Muslims and Charity ... wow! Wait a minute ... is anyone allowed or just Muslim?
13:16 March 18, 2011 by cobalisk
I certainly see why they want to do this and of course they must go through the gov't because child care is very tightly monitored here.

In essence they are applying to set up a parallel system to the Catholics and that is the only option available to them within the German system.

There may be a caveat though, I expect they will be told that all instruction must be in German. Dunno if they are ready for that one.
16:06 March 18, 2011 by Al uk
So much for integration.
23:42 March 19, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
Where the hell are Hans-Peter Friedrich, Thilo Sarrazin, or Horst Seehofer when you need them? :/
10:15 March 21, 2011 by nolibs
I agree with AL uk. This will only worsen integration, which is barely happening as it is. My first thought was indoctrination of non-Muslims, though. I think it is better to have Muslim kids taught in a school that has a philosophy of love thy neighbor and peace (even if you disregard the religious aspects), than in a school whose doctrine is based on convert or kill non-Muslims.

Let's not forget that women are not equal in Muslim society. Will German girls be taught as well as boys? Will they be segregated? Will they be taught current Muslim beliefs concerning women?

These are important aspects that need to be thought through before permission is given to open.
11:36 May 7, 2011 by Landmine
What happened to integrating into German society???? This will make them even more segregated than they are now.
11:34 February 7, 2012 by emejota
This will make them even more vulnerable to create parellel societies where the Muslim children are just with Muslim children. Not a good idea!
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