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German's Comments on Jews Met With Tepid Responses

It’s hard to decide what’s more disturbing — yesterday’s race-baiting comments about Jews from a board member of Germany’s central bank, or the tepid responses from almost all quarters of the German establishment.

According to today’s New York Times, Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin told an interviewer that “all Jews share a particular gene [that] makes them different from other peoples.” To make sure German Muslims didn’t feel left out, he added that they’re “unwilling or incapable of assimilating into Western societies.”

Sarrazin’s interviews were given a day before publication of his scary-sounding book, “Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab” (“Germany Does Away With Itself”), which maintains that Germany “lacks a long-term integration policy for ethnic groups, particularly Turks,” the Times reported.

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