Feminism Over Multiculturalism: Germany Backs ‘Values’ Classes for Refugees

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Centre-right parties in Germany want to introduce “rule of law” classes for refugee children in which it would be stressed that state ‘values’ including gender equality take priority over cultural diversity.

A draft document prepared by Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party CSU ahead of the parliamentary group’s conference Monday would see young migrants taking lessons in ‘values’ at schools across Germany.

According to the Rheinische Post, the proposals would see the children of newcomers from the third world taught that press freedom, the protection of human dignity, and equality between men and women “stand as indispensable values above divergent cultural or religious views”.

The initiative, which was first floated last month by the CSU Bavarian premier Markus Söder, “would allow refugees to learn about our values and the rule of law, and, at the same time, teach them the limits and duties of our legal system,” states the Union document, which asserts that: “The integration of those who can stay in Germany is a priority issue, not least in order to preserve peace in our society”.

In the UK, the so-called Conservative government brought in rules requiring “British values” be taught in every school following the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, in which Islamists were alleged to have plotted a takeover of Birmingham schools in order to implement a hardline Muslim ethos.

As a result of the new rules, there have been Christian schools in rural areas downgraded for being “too white”, with former education secretary Nicky Morgan alleging that such schools could deny children “the opportunity to flourish in a modern multicultural Britain”.

Failed by education watchdog Ofsted for the third time, a private Jewish school teaching girls up to the age of eight fell victim to the new requirements again last year for denying pupils “a full understanding of fundamental British values” by failing to teach about homosexuality and gender reassignment.

Demanding teachers introduce and promote LGBT lifestyles to children from an early age, the requirements saw education watchdog Ofsted fail a private Jewish school catering for girls up to the age of eight for the third time last year, claiming that its failure to teach about homosexuality and gender reassignment will have denied pupiils “a full understanding of fundamental British values”.

Teachers were ordered to steer clear of the term “British values” in Scotland, however, after the country’s government claimed it was an “offensive” concept that could  inspire Islamist terror attacks.

According to a spokesman for the politically correct Scottish National Party (SNP), there is a danger that using the “wrong” words in the classroom may “amplify the rhetoric used by terrorists and violent extremists”.


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