Many primary schools and kindergartens in Germany are abolishing a Christian celebration and turning it into a generic “festival of lights” so as not to offend the hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants pouring into the country.
The schools are re-naming the Christian-themed St. Martin’s Day, an annual celebration that takes place in numerous European countries on November 11.
Several daycare centers in Düsseldorf have abolished the festival altogether out of “consideration for the refugees,” a decision that has been widely criticized by, among others, head teachers at other schools in the region.
Of course, leftist politicians have been attempting to amend the celebration for a number of years, with some stating that the change was a necessary response to the “high proportion of Muslim children in the day care centers.”
They aver that the Christian tradition should not be ‘imposed.’ Yet there is one and it has existed in Europe for centuries. That is not ‘imposing.’ There is no Muslim tradition here, but Muslims, by their own admission, won’t think twice about imposing Sharia Law on their hosts at the earliest opportunity. It is these refugees who are ‘imposing.’ That is not a racist statement. That is a fact.
Many rightly see the change as yet another example of how Europeans are being ‘forced’ to integrate with Muslim culture and not the other way around, as logic and common sense would dictate.
“These migrants are coming to our countries from failed, devastated cultures. When and why was it decided that we have to mute and censor our traditions and mores for theirs — a failed society that suffocates and destroys?” writes Pamela Geller. “They are running from devastation and failure; why adopt that?”
This is not the first instance of European nations sacrificing aspects of their own culture in order to please the wave of incoming “refugees.”
As I have reported in a previous post, a Protestant church in Oberhausen, Germany, recently announced that it would remove Christian crosses, altars and pulpits in order to accommodate 50 Muslim migrants who were invited to stay in the building. Really? These refugees that fled to Europe in desperation and despair are being offended by the architecture, religion and customs of the peoples who are taking them in??!!
Moreover, this past September, a school in Bavaria sent a letter to parents asking them to ensure girls didn’t wear shorts or mini-skirts so as to prevent “attacks” from Muslims housed in a nearby gym who might be offended by such attire.
One can imagine how one’s Christian children would be treated in a Muslim country’s day care facility if the roles were reversed…and if they had day care facilities. “Okay, no one say ‘Mohammed,’ it might offend the little tykes! Out with the prayer rugs, and send a message to the parents to dress their girls in halters and shorts for the foreseeable future!”
There is a new European genocide taking place today. This time the continent isn’t expelling and exterminating Jews, though they are again the victims of an enormous increase in hate crimes. Instead, it is welcoming a tidal wave of Muslim ‘refugees’ and now appears bent on the total eradication of…its own peoples and cultures.