After a public outcry over the bullying of a Jewish schoolgirl in Berlin by Muslim classmates, the head of Germany's main Muslim association has proposed sending imams and rabbis together into public schools to combat anti-Semitism.
Aiman Mazyek, head of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, used Twitter to propose his idea, shortly after Germany's main Jewish leader remarked that Muslim organizations must do more to monitor what imams are preaching in German mosques.
Triggering the latest call to action is a case of anti-Semitic bullying at the Paul-Simmel Elementary School in Berlin. The victim's father told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper last weekend that his daughter was harassed because she "does not believe in Allah." Classmates have chanted "Jew" and threatened to beat and kill her, he said, adding that one pupil even threatened him and his wife for not teaching their child to believe in Allah.