Dec 25 2009
Prominent German banker says, "I don't need to respect anyone who lives off the state, denies the state, and just produces headscarf girls"
All over Europe there is growing anti-Muslim backlash against Islamization of their culture and freedoms.
Amid a rising tide of Islamophobia justified fear of Islam in Europe, a former finance senator in Germany has been strongly criticized for his racist, anti-Islam comments. Thilo Sarrazin, former Berlin finance senator and currently a member of the German Central Bank committee called for a headscarf ban in German schools.
His comments come only four months after the official let loose against “Arabs” and “Turks” living in Germany in an interview with the culture magazine Lettre International. “A large number of Arabs and Turks in this city, whose number has grown through bad policies, have no productive function other than as fruit and vegetable vendors,” he had said.
In his controversial remarks, Sarrazin also alluded to a new plan proposed by the country’s Immigration Commission, which would oblige foreigners seeking to live in Germany to sign “integration contracts” to respect Western values.
On Sunday, Claudia Roth, leader of the German Green Party lambasted the executive board member, demanding his immediate resignation. Islam is the third largest religion in Germany, but the European country has often been accused of hostility towards the faith.
Critics accuse the country of imposing discriminative laws on its 3.3 million Muslim citizens, such as the legislation passed in 2006 that banned teachers in schools and universities from wearing a headscarf. Press TV