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Turkish leader says kids need Islamic holiday off

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08:33 CEST+02:00
The leader of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD) Kenan Kolat said Tuesday that non-Muslim schoolchildren should be allowed out of school for an important Islamic religious holiday.

“I think it would be good if one for one day, such as the Eid ul-Fitr following Ramadan, to let all of the kids off,” Kolat told daily Berliner Zeitung.

“It would be a sign of tolerance,” Kolat went on. “The Muslim children already have this day, also known as the Sugar Festival, off.”

Kolat said that such a gesture would be a sign that German society is engaging with its immigrant population.

He also encouraged more sensitivity from teachers in German schools.

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“Some teachers, in particular from the eastern districts of Berlin, must for example acquire more intercultural competence to better respond to migrant students,” he told the paper.

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