Islamophobia refers to an irrational and often hostile attitude towards Islam and Muslims. It is prejudice based on insufficient or incorrect knowledge and can lead to discrimination and rejection. Islamophobia manifests itself in various forms such as prejudice, resentment, stereotyping or hate crime.

Islamophobic offences were recorded in 2020, including 25 violent offences.

Source: Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (2020)

of respondents in Germany have Islamophobic attitudes.

Source: University of Leipzig (2020)

of Muslim people in Germany have experienced discrimination and exclusion because of their religion.

Source: Institute for Democracy and Civil Society at the University of Jena (2019)

Islamophobia is a serious problem in schools in Germany and can lead to Muslim learners being discriminated against and stigmatised. According to a study by the University of Münster in 2020, every second Muslim learner in Germany has been the victim of discrimination. The Islamophobic attitude of many teachers and fellow students plays an important role in this.

The effects of Islamophobia on those affected can be severe. They can lead to psychological problems, a deterioration in school performance and a withdrawal from social life. According to a 2020 survey by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, 41% of Muslim young people in Germany are afraid of being discriminated against.

Combating Islamophobia in schools requires a coordinated approach at different levels. On the one hand, teachers need to be sensitised and trained to recognise and avoid prejudice and discrimination. On the other hand, schools must create an open and tolerant atmosphere in which Muslim learners feel safe and welcome. Cooperation with Muslim organisations and the local community can also help to reduce prejudice.

Overall, it is important to address the challenges of dealing with Islamophobia in schools and to ensure that all learners are respected and protected, regardless of their origin and religion. This also involves policy makers advocating for a tolerant and pluralistic education system and providing resources to achieve these goals.

Our project on Islamophobia in schools aims to help learners develop an open and respectful attitude towards people with different backgrounds and beliefs. With interactive project units and open discussion rounds, we want to sensitise learners to the topic and provide them with strategies to actively combat Islamophobia and prejudice.

Our team has many years of experience in the field of intercultural competence and is well qualified to communicate the topic to young people in an understandable and engaging way. We are convinced that our project can help learners to develop a better understanding of different cultures and religions and thus contribute to the promotion of tolerance and respect.


If you would like to learn more about our offer, please contact us. We will help you to effectively counter Islamophobia in your school.