The SPD and Thilo Sarrazin: He is still there

For more than ten years, the SPD tried to Thilo Sarrazin from the party to exclude. Because he had expressed with his statements in Interviews and books, anti-M

The SPD and Thilo Sarrazin: He is still there

For more than ten years, the SPD tried to Thilo Sarrazin from the party to exclude. Because he had expressed with his statements in Interviews and books, anti-Muslim resentment to serve, not to be racist, the accusation. And, therefore, against the principles of the SPD are not violated and that the party had taken a heavy toll.

Mona Jaeger

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Already, the persons who initiated the procedure, once against him, Sigmar Gabriel, Andrea Nahles – no longer play a role in the party. But Sarrazin is still there. On this Friday, the Federal court decides on the party arbitration, whether Sarrazin may be thrown out of the party. The Federal arbitration Commission meets at the hearing and in the Hans-Jochen-Vogel-hall of the Willy-Brandt-Haus, the party headquarters. Whatever the decision may appear to be: That is the Causa Sarrazin will be finished with this day is extremely unlikely.

Sarrazin, 75 years old, is since 1973 member of the SPD. Today, he fills the role of the SPD dissidents. According to the Motto: He still speaks, what others think only to. Inside and outside the SPD, there is for some time now, a debate on the question of how large the opinion corridor of the people's party is still. Some prominent persons have left the party in the past. Sarrazin, but refuses to terminate voluntarily his membership.

The Interview caused a shock in the party

it All started with an Interview in the magazine "Lettre International" in the year 2009. Since Sarrazin said: "I don't have to acknowledge the lives from the state, this state refuses, for the education of his children is not reasonable and constantly new little headscarf-girls produced." It was especially the concept of the "headscarf girls", who in the party for the horror, and since then, with Sarrazin is associated.

In October 2009, initiated by the Berlin SPD-Kreisverband Spandau and the local branch of Alt-Pankow, a party planning procedure in accordance with the SPD organization Statute. It was founded so that Sarrazin had seriously breached the principles of the party, he commented in the Interview, defamatory Turkish and Arab migrants. The district arbitration Commission in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf-free language Sarrazin, however, in November 2009, the allegation of the party damage.

An appeal by the applicant before the land arbitration Commission was unsuccessful. The Commission decided in March 2010, the SPD must withstand "such provocative Statements". The panel made it clear at the same time that Sarrazin gets "no free ticket for any future provocations". It was the first round in the dispute. You went to Sarrazin.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 11:19

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