Gatestone Institute 19 November 2012
By Soeren Kern
The most controversial part involves a commitment by the city government to promote the teaching of Islam in the Hamburg pubic school system
The agreement grants the leaders of Hamburg's Muslim communities a determinative say in what will be taught by allowing them to develop the teaching curriculum for Islamic studies. Muslim officials will also be able to determine who will (and will not) be allowed to teach courses about Islam in city schools -- meaning that only Muslims will be allowed to teach Islam.
Germany's opposition Social Democratic Party has defended its contact with the Palestinian party Fatah. The German party has come under criticism for a joint paper it published last week.
The chairman of Germany's Social Democrat Party (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel (pictured above) on Monday rejected criticism of his opposition party's link with Fatah, which is led by President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.