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German leader: Muslims belong here
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The president’s call for more integration of the third largest religion in the country comes amid heightened tension over controversial remarks made by Thilo Sarrazin, a board member of Bundesbank, the country’s central bank. He accused Muslim immigrants of leeching off the socialist state, refusing to integrate, and making Germany a “dumber” country.




In Europe, far right banks on Islamophobia
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Wilders’ Freedom Party this summer scored its best parliamentary election result, on the wings of a populist election campaign centered on stopping the “Islamization” of the Netherlands. It’s clear that the “new wind” Wilders foresees will blow first and foremost in the face of the country’s Muslims.




55 percent of Germans believe Muslim community is a social and financial burden
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A majority of Germans believe the country’s roughly four million Muslims are an economic burden, a poll showed Thursday, adding further fire to a raging immigration debate in Europe’s top economy.




SPD national executive votes to expel Sarrazin
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However, opposition to Sarrazin from within the SPD has not been unanimous, with several senior figures expressing their support for him in recent weeks, saying they would resist moves to have him ejected from the party.




Germany Christian Democrat MP supports Sarrazin, says voters would welcome new party to right of CDU
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A member of Angela Merkel’s conservatives said on Saturday the electorate would welcome a new political party further to the right.




Why ‘Islamophobia’ is less thinly veiled in Europe
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Rooful Ali is an accountant who commutes, “suited and booted,” to his corporate office in London from Northamptonshire, England, where he grew up in a Bangladeshi family. His avocation is photography. But he also finds time to direct the first Europe-wide association of Muslim professionals.




Eighteen percent of Germans would vote for a political party led by Sarrazin
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He has created a furore in Germany with assertions about Muslim immigrants to Germany failing to integrate, and what he insists is a genetic element to intelligence – and the astounding proposal that people of a common religion are genetically related.




Bundesbank sacks Sarrazin
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The board’s decision, taken at an extraordinary meeting, is the first such in the institution’s 50-year history. All that remains is for the German president, Christian Wulff, to sanction the dismissal of Sarrazin, according to the bank’s rules. Wulff has signalled he will do so, calling Sarrazin’s remarks damaging to Germany’s international reputation.




Germany: two polls on public attitudes towards Sarrazin controversy
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Chancellor Angela Merkel and a host of leading politicians have rebuked the 65-year-old Sarrazin, who has said immigrants of Turkish and Arab origin refuse to integrate, sponge off the state and make the country less intelligent on average.




Turkish Federation leader calls on German government to sack Sarrazin
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Chairman of Germany’s Turkish Federation, Kenan Kolat, called for central bank board member Thilo Sarrazin to be removed from his post after fresh comments criticizing Muslims in Germany. “I am calling upon the government to begin a procedure to remove Thilo Sarrazin from the board of the central bank,” Kolat told the German daily newspaper.