Boy would not shake female teacher’s hand on ‘religious grounds’

via Telegraph

via Telegraph

There is no integration when children of immigrants perpetuate non-Western values

Teachers at a school in Germany staged a walkout protest at an end-of-term ceremony for A-level students after a Muslim pupil refused to shake the hand of his class mistress on ‘religious grounds.’

As the female teacher at the Kurt-Tucholsky School in Hamburg went to shake the hand of the student he offered his wrist instead.

Apparently, seconds later, he told her; ‘No offence, my religion won’t let me do that. I do not mean to disrespect you.’

But fellow teachers were outraged and demanded he be sent home from the event, a move headteacher Andrea Lüdtke refused.

Instead five teachers walked out amid ‘intense discussions’ between the student, fellow classmates and the remaining tutors.

It is not the first time that this refusal to go along with accepted western norms of behaviour has caused trouble in European schools.

Two Muslim boys in neighbouring Switzerland are still waiting to hear whether their similar refusal to shake the hand of their teacher may have cost them their right to a Swiss passport.

No acceptance of host country values?  Then no passport.

[headteacher] Lüdtke told the local paper that the student was a committed and enthusiastic pupil in religious studies as well as in other subjects, adding that he was “in no way” extremist.

“We are now considering how to show that we cannot tolerate such behaviour,” she said, adding that it was the first time that shaking hands had been an issue at the school.

Not an extremist.  But simply restricted by a belief system to treat women differently.

Whaleoil continues to ask:  Why would we import such problems through immigration?


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