Under fire: Thilo Sarrazin . Source: AP
BERLIN. The calls for a replacement of the Bundesbank board Thilo Sarrazin ( SPD ) will be louder. Ruprecht Polenz (CDU ) , chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee , urged the Bundesbank to act against Sarrazin . He gave him " Islamophobic tirades " against Muslim immigrants. If such an important function carrier operates with prejudice, " is also marred the image of Germany abroad, " he said.
The faction leader of the Greens , Renate Kuenast , called for a change in the Bundesbank Act. "The Federal Government asked to provide clear legal regulations regarding a recall , "she said. Currently this is only the President at the request of the Bundesbank or Federal Government.
In creating his new book entitled "Germany from itself, " which appears next week , said Sarrazin , Muslim immigrants were less intelligent than other people in Germany. "A long tradition of inbreeding had " resulted in the proportion of congenital disabilities among Turkish and Kurdish immigrants was above average. Overall, Germany would because of a higher birth rate of Turkish women are more stupid : "If the less intelligent on average have a higher fertility , reduces the average intelligence of the population , "said Sarrazin of "time".
Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser – Schnarrenberger (FDP ) called the arguments of the 65 -year-olds as " confused ". The migration expert Klaus Bade called the theories " a grotesque mixture of statistically embellished half-truths and prejudices . " The fact is that the birth rate of Turkish women are only slightly above that of German women lie and that Turkish children caught up in recent years, their education behind.
Criticism is discharged because Sarrazin his work at the Bundesbank uses to research for his thesis for the integration and migration. In the spring only had his personal assistant on the e -mail account of the Bundesbank written several statistical offices of the municipalities and " requested information on population structure . Sarrazin justified the survey at that time with his work as a lecturer at the School of Administration in Speyer.
The deputy chairman of the FDP in the Bundestag , Patrick Döring criticized this behavior , not of principle. "In the present case , however, one must ask yourself whether it is in line with the Bundesbank, Thilo Sarrazin that the means and opportunities for the bank uses to run controversial publicity in his own behalf , "said Doering Handelsblatt . Sarrazin bad behavior of the Bundesbank. "Protecting early as reputation and prestige of the Bundesbank, was chief executive Axel Weber review the current practice – and preferably also look like the conversation with Thilo Sarrazin and lay close to him in the future either to end its damaging for the bank conduct, or his contract resolve in the Bundesbank , "said Doring A concrete measures but Weber is missing.
Meanwhile , the Berlin SPD examine "whether there is perhaps new evidence and it is then legally separated in this way , "as state leader Michael Muller said yesterday. The National Arbitration had in the spring of the previous financial statements are not classified as a senator to the party and not excluded him .
For the Berlin SPD is the subject of explosive: Next year , there is Mayor Klaus Wowereit ( SPD) voters. Nearly ten percent of the electorate are so-called "German with a migration background ". Many of them demanded to exclude Sarrazin , it said in the SPD.