German Jews warned off kippahs in Muslim areas
Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews, said on Thursday that Jewish people should avoid making themselves too visible in “problem neighbourhoods”.
“Hiding isn’t the answer,” Shuster told rbb radio. “The question is… whether it makes sense for Jews to make themselves recognizable by wearing a kippah (skull cap) in what I would call problem neighbourhoods.”
Schuster clarified that he meant “neighbourhoods with a large proportion of Muslims in the population”, and pointed to Berlin as a city with an especially large number of such areas.
“This is a development that I didn’t expect five years ago and which is certainly a little horrifying,” he added.