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En ledende sosialdemokrat i Tyskland, tidligere finansminister Thilo Sarrazin, har pådratt seg sinne med boken Tyskland avskaffer seg selv: hvordan vi setter vårt land på spill. Sarrazin er allerede under etterforskning for sine tidligere uttalelser til kulturmagasinet Lettre International om at tyrkere med lav IQ og dårlig kultur for barneoppdragelse «beseirer Tyskland» ved hjelp av store fødselstall.

I boken skriver han blant annet at Tyskland er på vei mot fattigdom, dumhet og muslimsk flertall:

Now his book, Germany is destroying itself: How we are gambling with our country, threatens the strained social fabric of the «multi-culti» Fatherland once more at a time of rising racial tensions and the radicalisation of Islamic youth.

«I don’t want the country of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to become, in large part, Muslim, that over wide areas Turkish and Arabic are spoken, where the women wear headscarves and the daily rhythms of life are dictated by the call of the Muezzin,» he writes.

«Demographically, the enormous fertility of the Muslim migrants poses a threat for the cultural and civilization equilibrium in aging Europe.»

Mr Sarrazin’s book, published next week, began serialisation in the best-selling tabloid Bild yesterday and paints a «bleak portrayal of a country suffering the consequences of a low birth rate, immigration and poverty. Are we gambling with our well-being, social freedom and the stability of our society?»

He claims national identity will be lost in a few short decades.

In his book, he adds: «The social consequences of uncontrolled migration were always taboo, and one was not allowed to talk about the fact people are different – intellectually more or less talented, lazy or industrious, with more or less morality, and that education and equal chances have not changed that.

«If Turkish migrants, in the third generation, do not speak correct German then an air of hostility grows around them.

«But why, one asks, do other migrant groups not have these difficulties?»

He claims the basis for future prosperity is dying as Germany shrinks because of its dwindling birthrate – half what it was in the 1960s – and the educational abilities of new generations «seem to worsen continuously.

«We accept as inevitable that Germany becomes smaller and stupider.»

Sarrazin, som fortsatt sitter i styret for den tyske sentralbanken til tross for at han mistet visse ansvarsområder etter uttalelsene i 2009, har pådratt seg vrede fra tyrkiske kulturelle og sosiale organisasjoner. En muslimsk borgermester i et distrikt i Berlin har bedt sine velgere om å ikke lese boken, som han avviste som «søppel».

Det er imidlertid mange som mener at Sarrazin har et poeng:

Daily there are reports of Muslim – both born and converted – German youths heading to military training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan for terrorist training, while a study published in June claimed Muslim boys were under-achievers in school and susceptible to violent Islamic teaching.

Two weeks ago, the Mosque attended by the 11 September attack plotters in Hamburg was closed down after it was declared to be little more than a hate academy stirring up anti-western feelings.

Mr Sarrazin is unrepentant. He writes: «In Germany an army of integration-assigned Islamist researchers works intensively hand in hand with sociologists, political scientists, government representatives and a crowd of naive politicians on minimisation, self-deception and the denial of problems.»

Den kontroversielle sosialdemokraten får for øvrig støtte av publisisten og Enzensberger-biografen Jörg Lau, som i avisen Die Zeit kaller Thilo Sarrazin for en modig tabu-bryter:

Thilo Sarrazin, den modige tabu-bryder. Endelig får Thilo Sarrazin en begyndende anerkendelse for sin advarsel om et muslimsk Tyskland. Som indledningvis nævnt, kan man mene om Sarrazin, hvad man vil, men han er i øjeblikket det eneste repræsentant for systemet, der har modet til at sige den ubehagelige og usminkede sandhed – ikke kun som en døgnflue som så mange andre før ham. Det er på tide at sætte spørgsmålet om masseindvandringen, velfærdssystemets sammenbrud og truslen om vort folk undergang ind i en større sammenhæng. Indtil for nylig var enhver, der talte om truslen mod vort folk, konspirationsteoretikere og værtshusprofeter. Nu ser sig selv “Bild Zeitung”sig nødsaget til skrive om dette katastrofale problem. (Snaphanens oversettelse)

Anger as ex-finance minister warns Muslims ‘making Germany stupid’

Via Snaphanen