German Parents Fined for Refusing To Send Son on Mosque Trip
The parents were fined by a district court in Northern Germany
A German court has fined parents of a young boy who refused to allow him to attend a school trip to visit a local mosque, according to reports.
The parents were fined by a district court in Northern Germany in July last year after they prevented their son from attending the trip.
But when the pair attempted to appeal the court ruling, they were rejected by the Higher Regional Court in Schleswig, according to Hamburger Morgenpost
The incident took place in June 2016 when the boy's parents decline to allow him to attend school for the day because the school had organized a field trip to the Rendsburg Mosque.
The court fined them 50 euros because they had allegedly forced their child to miss several lessons for the day, rather than pull him out of the trip.
According to Breitbart: Trips to local mosques have been a source of controversy in the United Kingdom, as well, as among some parents have refused to grant permission for their children to attend such visits.
In Cornwall, a school reacted to parents pulling their children out of a trip in 2015 by publicly humiliating their children, singling them out in front of other pupils by forcing them to answer questions as to why they could not attend the mosque.
Later that year, governors of a rural school in Cornwall reacted to concerned parents by simply making mosque trips mandatory for all pupils.
In 2017, Staffordshire’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) also wrote a document in reaction to parents pulling their children out of mosque visits claiming that “Islamophobia” may have been behind the trend.
“While objections are raised about visits to a number of places of worship, they are most frequently about visits to mosques, which raises the bigger issue of Islamaphobia [sic] and how this can be addressed,” they said.
Earlier this year it was revealed that parents in Essex have gone even further, and have not only stopped their children visiting mosques but have also removed them from Religious Education lessons on Islam.
Last December, a new brochure funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs in Germany seemingly targeted “right-wing” parents by attempting to push a far-left worldview on their children.
Merkel's government paid $5,000 to have the brochure mass-produced, according to Life Site News.