Primary school students in Germany forced to recite Muslim Allahu Akbar prayer

Primary school students were ‘forced to recite Muslim Allahu Akbar prayer’, according to an angry father.

The parent said his daughter was told to learn the Islamic prayer at the school in German ski resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where it has been reported residents are ‘suffering’ due to a migrant influx.

A handout allegedly given to pupils read: ‘Oh Allah, how perfect you are and praise be to you. Blessed is your name, and exalted is your majesty. There is no God but you.’


The girl was given the prayer during an ethics lesson at the school, according to the Express.

Headteacher Gisela Herl said the school would issue a statement within a week but did not confirm the incident.

With migrants now outnumbering native children in many German schools, tensions have risen in Bavaria.

Such were the large number of calls from worried residents to the town’s mayor Dr Sigrid Meierhofer she was compelled to write a letter pleading for help to try and calm what she called an ‘explosive situation’.

The letter sent to Bavarian politician to Maria Els was leaked to the local press leaving town officials to launch a damage limitation exercise.

In the bombshell note Meierhofer said her town of 27,000 people had ‘massive problems’ caused by the presence of the migrants.

She was worried about public order and security in the town and in a cry for help added ‘this is not to be ignored or tolerated.’


Meierhofer and other regional officials held a crisis meeting this week where it was announced police would step up street patrols in a bid to reassure residents.

The rising fear of crime stems from young male asylum seekers, the majority of whom are from Africa, living in series of disused US army buildings known as the Abrams Complex on the outskirts of the town.

Many have been in the secure camp for over two months surviving on a-month handout from the German government while they await notification of their asylum status.

Police said much of the crime was restricted to fights inside the complex but violence has also spread to the streets of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with arrests made over the summer for assaults and drunken behaviour.

In the past six weeks police have responded to more incidents in and around the refugee camp than in the last 12 months.


Ethnic rivalries, frustration and boredom among the asylum seekers has been blamed for the spate of violence.

Thomas Holzer, the town’s deputy police chief, said: ‘There are brawls, fights and property damage. The migrants occupy the best Wi-Fi places, chose who sleeps in what room’.

He said troublemakers have been moved out to other refugee camps in southern Germany but many residents in Garmisch-Partenkirchen fear the situation is only going to get worse if more arrive.

The town, less than 80 miles from Munich, close to the base of Mt Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, is heavily dependent on tourism – with 400,000 holidaymakers arriving to ski and hike.


Many business owners have now expressed concern that visitors will be put off from staying in the town if it gains a reputation for trouble involving migrants.

One resident said her best friend in her 30s, would no longer come into Garmisch-Partenkirchen after dark despite living only two miles away because she no longer felt safe.

Another woman in her mid 20s, said she and her friends avoided walking through the town center at night.

Police in Garmisch-Partenkirchen said crime figures would be made available.


While local police said most of the violence episodes took place within and around the refugee complex they had imposed a curfew at the local park to stop migrants from gathering there after dark.

The unease felt by many in the pretty Bavarian town is mirrored across Germany where Chancellor Merkel decision to open Germany’s border to almost a million migrants has led to political and social unrest.


A further 300,000 migrants are expected this year with the reduced number due to neighbouring European countries such as Austria and Hungary sealing off their borders for easy passage to Germany.

The country’s justice system is already struggling to cope after tens of thousands of court cases involving migrants filing lawsuits to bring their relatives to Germany.

In the first eight months of this year more than 17,000 cases were filed with the majority of those from Syrian refugees.

Thousands more are expected and combined with the deportation orders being challenged by many of the economic migrants justice officials fears they are being overwhelmed.