Not even if you’ve been a member of the SPD for forty-five years, Thilo.
The SPD party leadership wants to exclude author and former Berlin Finance Minister Thilo Sarrazin from the party. Again. For the third time.
His thought crime? He is critical of Islam and the islamizing of Germany. I know, right? In this day and age? But worse still, he has been critical of this process for decades, not just the past few years. And, worst of all, he refuses to go away.
From an earlier post: To sum it up his latest book (Hostile Takeover) Sarrazin maintains: Islam is a backward religion incapable of reform, inherently violent (the step from Muslim believer to Islamist terrorist being merely one of degree), intolerant and xenophobic and that the Muslims in Germany are openly attempting to out-populate the Germans, which of course isn’t terribly hard to do.
So… Which part of that is getting everybody over at the SPD all upset about? I thought this was mainstream thinking.
“Ich habe keine SPD-Grundsätze verletzt.”
PS: Speaking of thought crime, Berlin’s Waldorf School just turned down a child because his father is in the AfD.