1. Islamic Groups Sue Regional Government For More Influence in Schools
Two Islamic associations are suing the regional government of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), Germany, to have more of a say in Islamic religious studies in government-funded schools.
The lawsuit brought forward by the Central Council of Muslims (ZMD) and the Islamic Council could change the face of Islamic education in the NRW region after a ruling expected on Thursday, Die Welt reports.
Should the court decide in favour of the two associations, which are already on the regional schools advisory board until 2019, it could mean that the NRW government will not have as much input on the subject as it currently does with the advisory board model.
Court spokesman Gudrun Dahme said: 'If the plaintiffs win, then, at the end of the day, some other Islamic religious education would emerge rather than the one we have now.'
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3. Man Who Came to Aid of Underage Girl Attacked in Berlin ‘No-Go Zone’
A 20-year-old man was severely beaten by a group of seven young men in Berlin’s troubled Alexanderplatz area after he tried to defend a 14-year-old girl from harassment.
On Wednesday evening, the 20-year-old noticed an 18-year-old attempting to get the number of a 14-year-old girl in the vicinity of the Alexanderplatz metro. When the man saw the young girl wanted nothing to do with the 18-year-old he intervened, but was set upon by the teen and six of his friends who beat him, Die Welt reports.
The gang fled the scene but two of them, both under 18, were arrested at the nearby metro station. The 20-year-old was taken to hospital but was discharged with only minor injuries.
The violent incident is just the latest at Alexanderplatz, which some have said is turning into a no-go zone due to the frequent violence and high level of crime from primarily migrant youth gangs. [...]
Only this year have members so the German press used the term in their publications. Last month, Die Welt referred to a troubled area in Cologne as a “no-go zone“, though authorities in the country have warned for months of the emergence of areas where German laws are hardly enforced.
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8. Germany: Persecution of Christians by Muslim Migrants Moves from Asylum Homes to the Streets.
After several reports showed that Christians were being systematically persecuted in German asylum homes, the problem has now moved from the homes to the streets.
Gottfried Martens, the pastor of a free church in Berlin, claims that while over the last year or so asylum homes have become much safer for Christians, he has seen the persecution of Christians, especially converts from Islam, continue, Die Welt reports.
“Many who were in refugee shelters a year ago now have private homes,” Martens said but claimed that attacks on Christians now occurred on the streets or at metro stations.
Over the past year across the country, there have been several attacks on Christians including the murder of an Afghan woman in Prien am Chiemsee which police believe had a religious motive behind it.
9. Imam in Denmark gets suspended sentence for anti-gay remarks
An imam has been given a two-week suspended jail sentence for making public remarks against homosexuals, whom he compared to pedophiles.
The city court in Viborg, 260 kilometers (160 miles) northwest of Copenhagen, said Thursday that Mohamad Jammal had violated Denmark's penal code in newspaper interviews in June 2016 following the attack at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub, where 49 people were shot dead. Many Muslims consider homosexuality to be sinful.
10. ISIS hacks Swedish radio station, broadcasts recruitment song for 30 MINUTES
A morning radio show in Sweden was suddenly interrupted by ISIS propaganda after unknown assailants hijacked the ether on Friday morning.
Mix Megapol, which is one of Sweden's most popular commercial radio stations, had finished playing Ed Sheeran and Carly Rae Jepsen when it began broadcasting an ISIS recruitment song.
Thousands of listeners in southern Sweden were subjected to 'For the sake of Allah' - a song ISIS uses to recruit fighters - for up to 30 minutes.