Here’s a break in the steady encroachment of Muslim generated, sharia inspired litigation. A German court shows some spine in a judicial verdict that ruled against the complaint submitted by parents of a Muslim school girl, who wanted their daughter exempted from co-ed swimming classes.
The administrative court in Düsseldorf ruled that the state’s responsibility to educate the girl outweighed the potential infringement on her religious freedom. The 12-year-old girl’s parents sued her school in the northern German city of Remscheid after the school refused to allow the girl to skip swimming class. Citing religious reasons, the parents said they did not want their daughter to participate because her body would not be covered
The ruling means the girl must participate in swimming lessons starting next week, Sabine Ernst of the Alexander von Humboldt School told German news agency DDP. Ernst declined to state what the consequences could be if the girl declines to attend. Her parents’ attorney said the family plans to appeal and that the decision should not be considered precedent-setting.
Oh, but the decision should be precedent-setting, and hopefully the higher courts back up the verdict. Though Finland only has 25-30 000 Muslims, we already have “Muslim only” swimming hours, which goes even way past the situation in Remscheid Germany. Enough is enough. If the Muslims want to be a part of European society, they have to start playing by the very same rules.
In the West, we don’t believe that a person seeing someone of the opposite sex in a bathing suit, will lead to sexual indiscretion, … or even rape. Nor do we believe in the West that the shaking of hands between the sexes will lead to intercourse.
This kind of thinking should not be allowed to gain root here in Europe, because once it does, it starts the beginning of a very slippery slope, where the protection of one group’s sensibilities becomes a political wedge to which all others must pay homage. More here. *L* KGS
H/T Sheik Yer’mami