Comments on: Q+A – Why Sarrazin comments on Jews, Muslims cause outcry in Germany http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/02/qa-why-sarrazin-comments-on-jews-muslims-cause-outcry-in-germany/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kafantaris http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/02/qa-why-sarrazin-comments-on-jews-muslims-cause-outcry-in-germany/comment-page-1/#comment-25345 Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:32:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=15120#comment-25345 The same utilitarian argument made Thilo Sarrazin have been used against other minorities in other countries, including the United States. Fortunately, one’s worth as a human being goes beyond his usefulness in a commercial society.

Nonetheless, leaders of minorities around the world have a responsibility to further the education of their members. Moreover, each country has a responsibility to remove ALL roadblocks to minority education. Indeed, even with all the doors open, learning is long and tedious, and with no shortcuts for anyone.

Families that have invested in the education of their children know this, and also know that the desire must be planted early on in the child. Since many parents themselves do not see the significance of learning, this important ingredient of education is often missing. Community and church leaders can help in this regard.

In the end, it is all worth it as an informed human being is good for all of us, not just for those that invested in his education. Regarding his race or national origin, it is of concern to one no.

As for Sarrazin, like all bigots, he should be ignored. Those who think that perhaps he means well for Germany, should reflect that he has offered no solutions, whatsoever, with his criticism. This is the prime indication that his intentions are not honorable. By themselves then, his comments are both inflammatory and racist.

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