Aljazeera is reporting that the major Muslim groups in Germany are pushing for Islam to be taught in the public schools:
Six Islamic groups, accounting for 70% of Germany’s Muslims, plan to unite under one umbrella to push for having Islam taught in public schools.
The groups want to ensure that Islam can be taught in German in public schools to better integrate children and prevent misinterpretations.
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It is vital to resolve this problem and ensure that Islam is enrolled in school curriculums, said Nadeem Elyas, president of the central council of Muslims, one of the groups.
“If we don’t, the next generation of Muslims will grow up without values, and if they don’t get their religious education in schools they risk being influenced by bad interpretations of the Quran,” he said after a meeting of Muslim groups in Hamburg last weekend.