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Muslim School in Germany Faces Closure

The King Fahd Academy in Bonn, Germany has suspended a teacher following investigations by local authorities. The teacher reportedly called for a holy war against the West in Friday prayers at the facility's mosque. The academy will most likely be shut down by the end of this year. "It is my goal to close this school because we have indications that fundamental Islamic doctrines are being conveyed in instruction and call for violence," Jürgen Roters, the police commissioner in Cologne, told German television ARD. The district authorities in Cologne confiscated over 300 textbooks last week. Initial results were "alarming", a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The authorities had asked an expert group at the Regional Institute for Schools in Soest to evaluate the teaching material. The school, which is sponsored by Saudi Arabia, came under investigation earlier this year for alleged ties to the terrorist network al Qaeda.