Christian festival curbed as concession to Muslims

 

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Christian festival curbed as concession to Muslims

German schools worry about feelings of refugees

By Cheryl Chumley

November 1st, 2015
Reprinted from: WND

Children in West Germany carry paper lanterns in the St. Martin's procession in 1949. (Credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Several schools in Germany have canceled an annual Christian celebration named after Saint Martin and replaced it with the more generic and secular “festival of lights” in consideration of the feelings of thousands of Muslims who’ve migrated to the country in recent days.

On top of that, numerous Dusseldorf daycare centers have outright abolished the celebration altogether, due to “consideration for the refugees,” Infowars reported, citing the Epoch Times.

 

As Pamela Geller reported on her blog, PamelaGeller.com, the notice of name-change has he dispute over the Saint Martin’s festival has been around for some time,” she wrote. “The left[ist] politician Rudiger Sagel struck two years ago … [and said] the festival should … be renamed to ‘sun, moon and stars’-fest.”

 

She also opined: “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 traiditons and mores for theirs – a failed society that suffocates and destroys? They are running from devastation and failure; why adopt that?”

 

Infowars reported Sagel also said those in the country “should not impose the Christian tradition,” he said.

The Feast of St. Martin is held on November 11 each year to recognize a Roman soldier who was later baptized and became a monk. He’s known as a patron saint of the poor. The festival has been celebrated as a Christian tradition for decades.

16/10/09 TODAY Picture by Tal Cohen -   Muslims protest outside Geert Wilders press conference in central London 16 October 2009,  Wilders who faces prosecution in the Netherlands for anti-Islam remarks pays visit to the capital.  The Freedom Party leader said 'Lord Malcolm Pearson has invited me to come to the House of Lords to discuss our future plans to show Fitna the movie.' Wilders won an appeal on October 13 against a ban, enforced in February, from entering Britain. Ministers felt his presence would threaten public safety and lead to interfaith violence. (Photo by Tal Cohen)  All Rights Reserved – Tal Cohen - T: +44 (0) 7852 485 415 www.talcohen.net    Email: tal.c.photo@gmail.com  Local copyright law applies to all print & online usage. Fees charged will comply with standard space rates and usage for that country, region or state.

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