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NDP doesn't count goals by footballers of non-German origin

Has anyone seen this article? I don't know what to make of it.

Actually towards the end of the article, I didn't even know what he was going on about...

NDP doesn't count goals by footballers of non-German origin
02 December 2010, Thursday / İSMAİL ÇEVİK/AZAMAT DEMİR, BERLIN

The head of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) has said that a Euro 2012 qualifying match between Germany and Turkey in October that ended with Germany winning 3-0 actually ended in a 0-0 tie in the NPD's book.

In an interview with Today's Zaman, NDP Chairman Udo Voigt explained why the NDP takes this position. “We didn't count those as goals because one was scored by Mesut Özil, who is of Turkish ethnic origin, and the other two by Miroslav Klose, who is of Polish background. The national team should protect its national identity. I think the reaction of Turkish viewers against Özil when he scores against Turkey while playing for Germany should be seen as normal,” he said.

Voigt also expressed his opinion that the anti-Muslim comments labeled as extremely racist by most observers that appeared in a recent book by Thilo Sarrazin -- a former member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank -- were not adequate. Voigt criticized Sarrazin for targeting Muslims only, saying that he was against all immigrants, regardless of their religion. “We welcomed Sarrazin's book. He voiced what we have been saying for many years. With a difference though. Sarrazin is for different immigrants. He points to Turks and Arabs as stupid while saying Jews and Iranians are smart. We don't want any immigrants at all.”

In response to a question on whether he had any Turkish friends, Voigt said: “I have a friend named Ali. We drink together sometimes at a bar. Whenever he has a problem with our skinheads, he tells them ‘I am a friend of Udo's' and then he calls me. So I tell them that Ali is a friend, and they leave him alone. Ali is a bozkurt [grey wolf]. So we have common ground.”

In response to a question regarding recent statements from the minister-president of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, saying he wanted to stop immigration from Muslim countries, Voigt said they did not completely see eye-to-eye with Horst, wanting to go one step further. “We as the NPD are not hostile to Muslims or Islam because Islamic countries have very strong ties with Germany. Nor do we want to see a war of religions in Germany. When we, as the NPD, send immigrants back to their countries, all these discussions will automatically end.”

Voigt also said his party did not have any “integration policies.” He said: “We don't want integration. We have no such policy. Our target is to send all immigrants back to their home countries.”

But how does Voigt see Turkish-German marriages. “Although there are occasional attempts at marriage with Germans, it is important that Turks marry each other, so they can pass on their culture. We don't want Turkish-German friendship to be disturbed because of immigration. We don't want things that happened to Bosnia or Macedonia to happen to the Turks here if the economy gets worse. We don't want a civil war in Germany. We saw what happened in France and Greece. Here it is not going to happen tomorrow, but what will a person do if they don't have any food left to eat?”

Source: Today's Zaman
Tags: holy fucking shit, i can't think of a fucking tag, it's a fucking disgrace!, politics infiltrating football, what kind of fuckery...
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