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A UN anti-racism committee is accusing Germany of breaking an international agreement by allowing the controversial ex-politician Thilo Sarrazin to spread inflammatory ideas about Muslims in 2010 with impunity.

Four years after the former central banker sparked public outrage with his book Deutschland schafft sich ab - Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen "Germany does away with itself - How we're putting our country at jeopardy," Sarrazin's views have been officially recognised as racist by the United Nations.

The UN says Germany broke an international anti-racism accord by shrugging off Sarrazin's anti-Turkish and anti-Muslim statements, wrote the Tagesspiegel newspaper on Thursday. At the time, many had defended Sarrazin's right to express his views.


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