Oct 12 2010
Hard to believe, but German students and teachers are being bullied and beaten by Muslim immigrant gangs in Germany.
“It is obviously no longer an isolated incident that students and teachers are forced to hear anti-German statements.” It is intolerable that German students and teachers are treated this way in their own country.
Islam in Europe Often they’re ridiculed, often they’re even beaten. In class barely anybody speaks to them, they keep back, rarely voice their opinion – in short, they’re not integrated in school. But these are not Muslim immigrant children in a German school, but German children in a secondary school (5th-9th grades) in Essen where 70% of the children are Muslims.
“They’re not threatened with a knife every day. but the children of Muslim immigrants clearly have their way here,” says the school principal. The female teachers have to deal with students saying “don’t speak to her, she’s just a German slut.”
“When it’s Ramadan, there’s a state of emergency. The last time it went so far, that they spit in our food,” says the home-economics teacher. “People always say that foreigners are discriminated, but here it’s precisely the other way around.” A Lebanese Arabic teacher says that the German way of living is very clearly being rejected by his students, the attitude is almost chic.
The German children respond with aggression or by over-adapting their behavior. In the playground you find them in the corners. Sebastian, an ethnic German 16 year old, feels bullied by the Muslim students, and is often involved in fights. Juli is a friend of the devout Saleh from Palestine. She calls herself a Muslim, which means: no parties, no alcohol, no sex.
The teachers try to respond t the situation with clarity and by upholding German laws and regulations, but also by mother-tongue classes and understanding for the Lebanese.
Islam in Europe Two teachers from a Kreuzberg (Berlin) school recently wrote in the GEW Teachers’ Union paper of the anti-German harassment some German students experience in schools. They wrote that German students are threatened and bullied, and that the non-German students often receive help from relatives or friends in conflicts.
Berlin youth coach Oliver Lück says such incidents happen every day.
• Dennis (14) from Reinickendorf was pushed around and beaten. They (Muslims) could do whatever they wanted with him, and he had to pay protection money to the older foreign students. In the end, he couldn’t take it anymore and thought of suicide. Finally, his parents helped him.
• Lena (15) from Schöneberg – a confident teen, she died her head red and wore black clothes. When she came to the school, she was a foreigner among the other girls, who wore a headscarf. The girls whispered about her, they laughed at her and caller her the ‘fire alarm’. Lena began to smoke, and later started up with alcohol and harder drugs.
• Kevin (16) from Neukölln – There were hardly any Germans in his school. The Arab guys provoked him, first with insults, then tripped him and pushed him. At some point, he fought back, and found himself facing twelve boys, relatives of the attackers, who beat him up. From that point on he started dressing like his tormentors and imitating their language. He wasn’t beaten up anymore, but had to run errands for the others.
• Domitian E. was harassed because I speak German,” says Domitian. “Altogether we were 29 students in the class, and besides me there was only one other German student,” he says. “The rest were mainly Arabs and Turks.”
From the first few days he was discriminated against, harassed and insulted. They cursed him behind his back since he came from a ‘smart’ school, and that his classmates often accosted him in groups, asking him why he didn’t speak like they did. His classmates spoke “Kanake German” (German with a foreign accent and foreign terms). Domitian says he didn’t want to speak that way. He avoid the other students and tried not to respond to them. Eventually, he avoided school and became increasingly sick.