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"So that Germany doesn’t become even more stupid", headlines Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The paper has entered the fray in the controversy surrounding a book by City of Berlin's former financial chief, Social Democrat Thilo Sarrazin, Deutschland schafft sich ab ("Germany is self-destructing"). Currently a director at the German Federal Bank, Sarrazin blames, among others, Muslim immigrants for lacking "the desire to integrate" society while "costing the state too much", reports the FAZ. The paper criticises the indignant anti- Sarrazin reactions of several political leaders — including chancellor Angela Merkel -, denouncing the "hypocrisy" of turning a blind eye "to the problems of immigration". The Frankfurt daily reminds readers that "the majority of Germans share these views".