Now Sarrazin baits the Jews

Published on 30 August 2010 at 11:14

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“Sarrazin mutates into geneticist,” headlines the Tageszeitung, re Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin’s latest incendiary remarks. After jolting Germany with his book about Muslims’ failed integration, Sarrazin is now baiting the Jews, who, he claims in an interview for the Welt am Sonntag, "have a shared gene". "These remarks are beyond the pale and show that Sarrazin is a racist,” opines the TAZ, appalled that “65 years after the ban on Mein Kampf, a treatise on race theory is back on the bestsellers shelf in Germany." In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Necla Kelek, a German sociologist of Turkish origin, defends Sarrazin’s “commonsensical” analyses, which “ought to be discussed instead of being anathematised".

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