The German central bank voted unanimously in favor of dismissing board member Thilo Sarrazin on Thursday, following racist comments stereotyping Muslims and Jews.
comments by Thilo Sarrazin surrounding the launch of his new book Monday
on immigration issues sparked outrage from German lawmakers and
community leaders, and many agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel that he
should be removed from the bank's board.
Sarrazin was expected to appeal the bank's decision.