Nov 27 2011
In Finland, the law states that everyone is entitled to education in their own religion. In Finland, there are curriculums for 11 different religions. But the greatest need now is for Islam teachers in elementary schools.
(Nice going, Finland, don’t try to fight the creeping Islamization of your country, do all you can to help Muslims turn your country into an Islamic hellhole. Long live the right wing True Finns party)
Islam in Europe The board of education estimates there are more Muslim than Russian Orthodox students. They each make up about 1% of the total number of students. Today Islam teachers are a diverse group, according to the University of Helsinki.
Arto Kallioniemi, professor of religious pedagogics, says that many of the current teachers have an immigrant background, but in recently years they’ve been joined by Finnish women who converted to Islam.
Kallioniemi says that the “Teacher’s Education 2020” report predicts that in 2020 a quarter of students in the capital region will be of immigrant origin. Besides the Russians, many of them will be Muslims.
“People today have a strong individual identity and won’t just accept information that’s handed down.” There are between 40,000 to 45,000 Muslims among Finland’s 5.2 million population.