IMO News Service
Six Christian schoolgirls in a German school have been asked by a teacher to don Muslim gear Hijab as part of a social experiment. A report published recently in Info Wars said that the teacher at Geschwister-Scholl German school in Lünen, North Rhine-Westphalia, by asking Christian female students to wear Muslim hijab wanted to see whether German citizens would be racist towards them or not.
Katrin Eckermann, the teacher, said, “This will be good because the students wearing hijab will now experience how it will be like when walking on the streets with their hijabs on.”
The students who volunteered to be part of this social experiment said that by wearing hijab they will be more self-conscious because they will be watched.
Celina Lebsack, one of the six students participating in this social experiment, said that she wearing the hijab for the first time and was quite happy.
The social experiment was held for one hour. One of the participants said that she felt uncomfortable in hijab but it was “more like respected”.
The girls were looked at with skepticism by older people, with some of them were heard saying “Stay out of here with that garbage.’
Many European countries have banned hijab, while in Germany Islam is more visible. According to a national census conducted in 2011, 1.9% of Germany’s population, around 1.5m people, declared themselves as Muslim.
There are 4.4 to 4.7 million Muslims in Germany, 5.4–5.7% of the population, according to an estimate in 2015.
Hijab is worn by Muslim women. However, wearing hijab is mandatory after a girl reaches puberty.