I posted the other day about the assault on Finnish tradition by the Deputy Chancellor of Justice, Mikko Puumalainen, who insisted that Finland rid itself of the traditional singing of the Summer Hymm from the school program marking the end of the school year, due to its religious overtones. Puumalainen is also the same bureaucratic hack who regularly attacks the free speech of Finns on a regular basis.
In the following article we see how the useful stooges are all too willing to arrange the deck chairs on the sinking Titanic of multiculturalism, with a sop to the Muslims in trying to win favor from the prosecutor’s office, to leave the Summer Hymm alone, but it comes at a cost, the implementation of sharia law, officially, in Finland, with the state support for, and observation of, Ramadan for Muslim school children.
NOTE: Finnish Jews and their communities have existed in Finland for well over a hundred years, and never once, have they objected to Finnish traditional norms, nor demanded official observance of their religious holidays.
– Rather than considering whether the Summer Hymn should be taken out schools, we should think about how such schools with a large number of Muslim children, that the Ramadan culture could be supported. Christian children will not be contaminated from the gaining of experience of another tradition.
Church: Instead of a total ban on religious festival reason to consider alternative opportunities – including the support of Ramadan for Muslim children in schools
Deputy Chancellor’s position yesterday on the Summer Hymn and of religious events at schools being problematic is just one perspective, says the Permanent Secretary of the Church Council, Jukka Keskitalo. He suggests that instead of a total ban on schools to develop a more rewarding alternative opportunities for religious festivals to be alongside.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church the position of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice, Mikko Puumalainen, that religious events in schools are problematic should not be taken as the final word.
Keskitalo it seems that the solution to the time of the Finnish school’s religious traditions are taken out of context. He recalls the European Court of Human Rights decision that the keeping of the crucifix on the wall in Italian schools was not an active religious observance.
– If the case is applied to Finland, it is to conclude that the Summer Hymn in school, or any other religious traditions are passive symbols that do not require an active religious observance.
According to Keskitalo full of prohibitions should give way to immunotherapy and genuine tolerance, because the Summer Hymn schools and religious events are part of the Finnish culture.
– Rather than considering whether the Summer Hymn should be taken out schools, we should think about how such schools with a large number of Muslim children, the Ramadan culture could be supported. Christian children will not be contaminated from the gaining of experience of another tradition.