Finacial Times besöker Ögårdsskolans islamologiundervisning

Nyligen skrev Financial Times en artikel om hur den muslimska friskolan Ögårdsskolan vid Islamic Center i Malmö brändes ner. Artikeln fortsätter att berätta att inom kanske 20 år är den muslimska befolkningen i majoritet i Malmö. Fenomenet inträffar då att Malmö blir en majoritesminoritetsstad. Financial Times hälsar också på Ögårdsskolans islamologiklassrum och intervjuar rektor Bejzat Becirov:

"The new face of Sweden
By Matthew Engel
Published: January 19 2008 02:00 Last updated: January 19 2008 02:00

The Islamic Centre was firebombed at midnight. The mosque itself was fearfully damaged; the adjoining school and meeting rooms were destroyed. No one knows who was responsible, but the list of possibles is a long one.

It took two years to rebuild. After it reopened there were another two attacks inside a month. People talked about a climate of fear and a breakdown of society.

Even so, Malmo (population 278,000) is now one-quarter Muslim. And that proportion is rising rapidly due to continuing immigration and differential birth rates. Officials accept that most of the inhabitants will be of non-Swedish origin within a decade, and that a Muslim majority could follow soon after that. Like more obvious multi-ethnic places such as Birmingham and Rotterdam, Malmo would be a "majority minority" city. And that does not factor in the possibility of a new Middle Eastern cataclysm (war in Iran? The disintegration of Iraq?) producing a new surge of refugees.

Fuelled by resentment against native Swedes, some go into town on a Friday or Saturday night to indulge in a little light mugging of what they call "the Svens".

Four years after the big arson attack, the Islamic Centre has responded to its own troubles by becoming ever more open. "Everyone can come here, Muslim, Christian, Jewish," says the centre's director Bejzat Becirov (from Macedonia), offering coffee and lunch. And at the centre's elementary school, the 11-year-olds give their verdict on what Sweden means to them. They, at least, are positive. "We have clean water," says Rayan, from Somalia. "Candy!" cries Hussein, also from Somalia. Then Omar from Lebanon chimes in: "Nice cars!"

The 260 children learn in Swedish, and the girls do the counting in their skipping games in Swedish. I asked one eight-year-old where she was from. "Iraq," she replied. Several others shouted her down. "Sweden!" they cried. They all learn Islamic studies, but on the door of the classroom is an Olympic-style motif showing five religions interlocking and overlapping: Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism."

Källa, Financial Times 19 januari 2008:

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