Germany's domestic intelligence agency is a hotbed of "institutional racism," where Islamophobic, racist and offensive remarks are an everyday occurrence, a newspaper reported on Friday.
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And they aren't just innocent office jokes. Employees of the department tasked with observing militant Islamists reportedly throw around deeply offensive, Nazi-affiliated words in private of the kind which would be unthinkable in a public setting.
These range from Herrenrasse, the German for "master race" to Muselmann - originally a German word meaning "Muslim man" later used by the Nazis as a slang word for emaciated death camp inmates who had surrendered to their fate - to Ölauge, a derogatory name for "greasy" dark-eyed foreigners.
In one case currently the subject of an internal investigation, an agency employee is said to have offended co-workers in his office by positioning a doll of a Teutonic Knight with his sword pointing at a miniature mosque, wrote the paper.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
German spies accused of racism, Islamophobia - The Local
German government spies accused of racism, Islamophobia - The Local