Germany Opens Door for Islam at Schools

March 13, 2008


Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

State-run schools in Germany should offer Islam as a required religion class in the future, the nation's interior minister said Thursday.

Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said it would be a while before Muslim community leaders work out a legally binding accord with the government, but that an agreement on the issue has been reached.

"It will take some time, but we are moving ahead," Schaeuble told reporters after a conference with representatives of Germany's estimated 3 million Muslims and government officials.