Note by the Editor:
Met with head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Germany. He opined up to 3rd class in primary schools he sees no problem with swimming classes. However after this age preferably should be separate swimming for each gender. In his view point the mixed swimming classes with Burkini for gown up girls is not desired and acceptable solution for practicing Muslim girls. He further opined that it all depends how a girl has been groomed in the house. He quoted many examples of Ahmadi Muslim girls who by themselves refuted to attend mixed swimming classes because of very good training by the parents at home. His views were recorded by famous German TV channels and were telecast accordingly.
It is the way one perceives the decision. Different news channels reporting it differently. Accordingly in Germany it is also viewed in multiple dimensions. practicing Muslim girls, by virtue of their religious belief, are not comfortable with the decision. According to them they are separate gender and should be provided separate and exclusive place for swimming. Similarly should not be forced to join the mixed swimming classes irrespective what swimming dress is allowed to wear. When on Wednesday decision was announced in German media, the head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was contacted for the comment. He will be sending his comment which will be included shortly.
Judges in Leipzig said the girl could wear a full-body swimsuit known as a Burkini to help maintain her religious beliefs.
It argued that in the summer, outside of school, men also went about bare-chested and school could not suppress the “social reality”.