VIENNA – A Muslim religion teacher in Vienna has been suspended for allegedly giving his students anti-Semitic pamphlets.
Education Minister Claudia Schmied has urged the Vienna School Authority to ban the middle school teacher and revoke his teacher's license for encouraging students to abstain from shopping at businesses he listed as "Jewish."
Anas Schakfeh, president of the Official Islamic Community in Austria, says the teacher was suspended Thursday and an investigation into his actions is under way.
The teacher has not been identified but Schakfeh says he is "around 30 years old." He taught at a regular school in Vienna.