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Islamization of Europe

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Submitted by Carl Pearlston (United States), Oct 18, 2005 at 19:05

Thought this would be of interest, especially the way it was edited by the LA Times, leaving out what I thought was especially significant. My original letter follows:
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http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday17.4oct17,0,3527719.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters

Bringing Islam into the German classroom

October 17, 2005

Re "Making Room for Muslim Educators," Oct. 12

Germany is sowing another whirlwind in introducing Islam into its public schools. While the aim is "to better integrate" the Muslim community, and the teaching of Islam is to be "sensitive to Western culture," the actual effect can only be to weaken Western culture and the civilization that nurtured it.

As noted, "Learning Islam in school will finally give Muslim children the feeling of being home." The goal is not to integrate Muslim children into Western culture but to alter Western culture so as to reflect Islamic values. This is the latest chapter in the ongoing Islamization of Europe and the concomitant demise of Western culture.

CARL PEARLSTON
Torrance

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Islam is greatly misunderstood today, and some are either terrified or confused. It is nice to see Muslims in Germany trying to clear the dirty image many have of Islam through education. The article clearly presented Muslims working toward connecting the bridge between Muslims and non-Muslims. The effort serves as an example of what we can all do to bring understanding.

DANIA ARAFEH
Torrance
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Germany is sowing another whirlwind in introducing Islam into the public schools (Making Room for Muslim Educators, 10/12). This is not a matter of discriminating against teachers who are Muslims, but of the government deliberately making a curriculum which prepares Muslim teachers to preach their faith in the state schools. While the stated aim is "to better integrate" the Muslim community, and the teaching of Islam is to be "sensitive to Western culture", the actual effect can only be to weaken Western culture and the civilization which nurtured it, by emphasizing Muslim values and practices. As noted, "Learning Islam in school will finally give Muslim children the feeling of being home. …the schools will become synonymous with the state." The goal is not to integrate Muslim children into Western culture, but, rather, to alter Western culture so as to reflect Islamic values. This is the latest chapter in the ongoing Islamization of Europe and the concomitant demise of Western culture.

Carl Pearlston

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