Denmark: School cancels Christmas to avoid ‘preaching’ to Muslims

Coming to America.

via Criticism after Danish school cancels Christmas to avoid ‘preaching’ to non-Christian children — RT World News h/t Jihad Watch 

Parents of local children, education officials and leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary school after it chose to cancel the traditional Christmas service, due to the presence of students of immigrant backgrounds

“We took the decision because we have children who are not Protestant,” Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, a town of fewer than 5,000 people in eastern Denmark, wrote in an intranet posting earlier this month.

Schmidt noted that the decision may have been overdue, as the education law forbids preaching “and it must be left to the individual families whether they want to privately attend a service.”

Ten parents complained to the primary school, and the story was immediately picked up by national media, which speculated that the move was aimed at appeasing the sensitivities of Muslim students. Some accused Gribskolen of double standards, considering that last year it staged a ‘Syria Week’ in which Danish children immersed themselves in Middle Eastern culture, and were given lessons by immigrants.

“I don’t see why our tradition has to be taken away from us, just because someone else at the school believes in something else,” Mette Brüel-Holler, a parent of two enrolled daughters, told TV2. “I come from a small community, where the church is important, and these traditions are beautiful. I remember enjoying them myself as a child, and they are a fundamental part of Christmas.”

The cancellation has also been condemned by the local church pastor, who was due to perform the service and complained that Christmas was being “drained of its deeper meaning” and the mayor of the Zeeland town, who called it a “misguided decision.”

Politicians from across the ruling center-right coalition have joined in the chorus of criticism.

“Danish primary schools have a duty to spread education – and teaching the cultural values and knowledge connected to Christmas is an essential part of that,” Health Minister Ellen Trane Norby wrote on her Facebook page. “What benefits from this decision? Not the culture or level of integration within the country.”

“We have a critical lack of self-esteem. We are a Christian country with our own traditions. We should not sacrifice this in the name of multiculturalism,” wrote Marie Krarup, of the Danish People’s Party, asking social media users whether similar initiatives had been undertaken by other institutions.


Off topic but related:

And an Undercover Mosque documentary from Denmark with only parts in English otherwise translation needed.

4 thoughts on “Denmark: School cancels Christmas to avoid ‘preaching’ to Muslims

  1. They have won. So sad.

    Warmest Regards

    Monica Wright Remax Chay Realty Inc.

    1-705-984-9448

    On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM, Creeping Sharia wrote:

    > creeping posted: “Coming to America. via Criticism after Danish school > cancels Christmas to avoid ‘preaching’ to non-Christian children — RT World > News h/t Jihad Watch Parents of local children, education officials and > leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary” >

  2. It wouldnt hurt muslim children to learn that there is a religion out there that talks about love instead of jihad. There is no reason why muslims should not convert to christianity in a christian country. It would be normal. Look at muslim countries, the christians convert to muslims! Why not the other way around, this time without the sword!

  3. This portends the end of civilization!!!!!!!! Due to the power that was given obama the evil sickness of islam has spread to where it will kill all good in the world.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.