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    arabic classes in denmark

    http://www.euro-islam.info/2009/05/1...chool-classes/

    A Copenhagen municipality is planning to introduce Arabic classes in all the capital’s schools, in order to boost integration of Arab immigrants and to help promote trade with Arab countries. “It is very important that we give students a choice of languages that includes Arabic… There is a need to give a helping hand to young people from the Arab-speaking countries to reinforce their education and integration into Danish society,” said Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard, the city’s vice-mayor in charge of youth policy. Kjeldgaard said that Arabic is planned to be introduced as a second language, alongside English, French, and German in all schools in Copenhagen. Kjeldgaard also believes that Arabic classes would give pupils from immigrant families more changes to success in the high school admission exams. According to official estimates, ten percent of Copenhagen’s 31,000 secondary school students speak Arabic as their mother tongue.
    your toughts?

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    Do any Arab countries offer the same kind of assistance to those going to school in which Arabic is not their first language?

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    Sounds good. Just like the Danes to be liberal and broad minded in their efforts towards INTEGRATION. If only some of their immigrants were like minded in their efforts.

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    This will be more helpful than the cartoons that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    This will be more helpful than the cartoons that's for sure.
    Good one .
    Always bring people together and do not divide them...... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    This will be more helpful than the cartoons that's for sure.
    Why should they be helpful ?

    And, also, I don't see how this (the classes) will boost integration.

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    You think its pointless to expect Danes to learn about different cultures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    You think its pointless to expect Danes to learn about different cultures?
    No, but I find the reasons a bit weird.

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    In some countries minorities have classes for their kids in their languages on weekends for few hours .

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    This will be more helpful than the cartoons that's for sure.
    Ah the cartoons are a matter of free speech in a society that values freedom of speech and expression. If muslims in or outside the country didn't like it that is their problem.

    by the way Danes learn English, French and German in school they have been learning other languages for a long time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    No, but I find the reasons a bit weird.
    If you knew what hellish problems they have been having with this particular group of immigrants you wouldn't find it so weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucysnow View Post
    If you knew what hellish problems they have been having with this particular group of immigrants you wouldn't find it so weird.
    Hellish problems ? Why don't they just kick them out then ?

    Maybe the state can also pay for the education of other kinds of trouble makers, like hooligans and neonazi's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucysnow View Post
    Ah the cartoons are a matter of free speech in a society that values freedom of speech and expression. If muslims in or outside the country didn't like it that is their problem
    Ah And ah it is a genius thing to do to divide people and spread hatred by this kind of free speech.... and

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    Hellish problems ? Why don't they just kick them out then ?
    Well they have changed much of their immigration laws but the problem stems from muslims who refuse to integrate but demand change from Danish society that suits their religious and xenophobic ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    No, but I find the reasons a bit weird.
    Why? Knowing English for example gives me access to viewpoints about Anglo-related culture. Knowing Arabic can create a similar dialogue for the Danes and may even educate a few Arab speakers about their own history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucysnow View Post
    Well they have changed much of their immigration laws but the problem stems from muslims who refuse to integrate but demand change from Danish society that suits their religious and xenophobic ways.
    And why are they giving in to that ? I don't understand ? Kick them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    Why? Knowing English for example gives me access to viewpoints about Anglo-related culture. Knowing Arabic can create a similar dialogue for the Danes and may even educate a few Arab speakers about their own history.
    One of the reasons given was "to boost integration". The other reason seems to be a 'pacifier' (excuse my use of the word, I couldn't find the right one ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    One of the reasons given was "to boost integration". The other reason seems to be a 'pacifier' (excuse my use of the word, I couldn't find the right one ).
    Perhaps unlike native Americans and aboriginals the Danes will get more success by integrating with the immigrants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    Perhaps unlike native Americans and aboriginals the Danes will get more success by integrating with the immigrants.
    Why would they integrate with the immigrants ? Why don't the immigrants integrate into the society they so much want to be a part of ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    You think its pointless to expect Danes to learn about different cultures?
    No, just as it is not pointless for the immigrants to learn about other cultures, rather than trying to force change every other culture to their own.

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