German schools must compete with Islamic hate preachers by informing students well about Islam, thinks Wolfgang Schäuble, German Minister of Internal Affairs. Schäuble will launch his proposal during the islam conference that begins today in Berlin.
Schäuble announced his proposal in an interview today in Süddeutsche Zeitung. He says that he worries greatly about the radicalizing of young German Muslims and he thinks hate preachers have a big influence on them.
Schäuble says that they must fight hate preachers with all available means. Education aimed at Islam in school will compete directly with radical imams.
The minister says he's convinced that increasing knowledge about Islam among youth will also change the practice of the religion in German mosques.
Schäuble has been involved intensively in the Islam debate. Recently he called upon European newspapers to publish the Muhammed cartoons, though it was later nuanced by his spokesperson.
Source: Elsevier (Dutch)
See also: Süddeutsche Zeitung (German)