“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.