German central bank dismisses racist Sarrazin

This video from Germany says about itself:

30 August 2010

Thilo Sarrazin, not being part of any right wing extremist party, but of the left wing socialist democrat party (SPD) feels he had the right to call for uncalled action against Muslim immigrants, lazy people (the unemployed) and the sick & elderly.The emotional rethoric used by Mr. Sarrazin finds open ears among millions of Germans who easily fall prey to such language.

Business Week from the USA reports:

Bundesbank Asks German President to Dismiss Sarrazin

September 02, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

By Simone Meier

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) — The Bundesbank said it will ask German President Christian Wulff to dismiss board member Thilo Sarrazin after his remarks about Muslim immigrants and Jews damaged the central bank’s reputation.

The board decided unanimously to apply to the President for Sarrazin’s dismissal, the Frankfurt-based Bundesbank said in an e-mailed statement today. It said its official in charge of corporate governance, Uwe Schneider, fully backed the decision.

Sarrazin sparked outrage among politicians and the Jewish community when he told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper in an interview published Aug. 29 that Jews have “a particular gene” and that Muslims have more problems assimilating in Europe than other immigrants. In his book published Aug. 30, Sarrazin argues that “uncontrolled immigration” is making Germany “dumber.”

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet today condemned Sarrazin’s remarks, saying he’s “appalled,” and Chancellor Angela Merkel had previously called them “completely unacceptable.”

Bundesbank board members are political appointments and only the German President can remove them from office, something that has never been done before.

–With assistance from Tony Czuczka in Berlin and Jana Randow and Christian Vits in Frankfurt. Editors: Matthew Brockett

Today, Sarrazin has withdrawn his “Jewish gene” remark, admitting it was “nonsense”.

Now, Sarrazin should admit that his attacks on Muslims, unemployed people, and others, in his recent book and elsewhere, are also nonsensical. If he does not do that very soon, his SPD party should kick him out.

The senior member of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic party who sparked outrage by suggesting Poland started World War II has agreed to step down from the ruling party’s national executive: here.

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