Posted by: becketfund | May 27, 2010

Germany: Court Rules Against Muslim Right to Pray in School

BERLIN – A Berlin court has rejected a legal bid by a 16-year-old Muslim student to be granted the right to conduct Islamic prayer rituals at his school, Reuters reported on May 27.  The court said the school in the Wedding district of Berlin was attended by Muslims from several branches of Islam, including Sunni, Shi’ite and Alevi children, and that there had been conflicts between the various groups over religion.  The court ruled that upholding peace in the school took precedence over the student’s right to religious observance.

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