A school in Frankfurt has come under fire after its headteacher told a young girl she should wear a hijab if she doesn’t want to get bullied.
The student’s mother told the Bild newspaper that her daughter was “beaten and verbally attacked on the way to school” by a group of Muslim girls.
She explained that her daughter was targeted because “she has blond hair, no headscarf, has a German-Hebrew name – and we are Christians”.
The bullying was so bad it left the fifth grader with a “massive fear of going to school”.
When she took her concerns to the schools headmaster, she was told her daughter should ‘cover up’ if she doesn’t want to get bullied.
“Your daughter does not have to say that she is German,” the headteacher reportedly told her.
“Besides, you can give her a headscarf.”
The school in question didn’t respond to Bild’s request for comment, however, the mother confirmed that their situation is a lot better now she has removed her daughter from the school.
Last year, Westmonster reported that the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees had reported a huge increase in the number of calls to its radicalisation hotline from schools saying their staff are being terrorised by radicalised children and their parents.
Teachers and psychologists from all over the country made over 3,800 calls to the hotline last year.
Islamic extremism expert Florian Endres told the German Press Agency that most of the children he deals with come from Salafi background, where the parents are already radicalised.
He said that it’s common for children to have jihadi propaganda videos on their mobile phones and that many of them openly praise the Berlin Christmas Market terrorist, saying his actions were “completely legitimate” and that “he should get his reward in paradise”.