The one really ironic thing about the whole Thilo Sarrazin comedy, which nobody in the English speaking world seems to have noticed: he has an Arabic last name. I'm assuming his family emigrated to France some time around the Crusades, as they have recognized him as a Hugenot at least, but that's about as German a last name as "Abdullah" is.
Click here if you don't know what I am talking about. Of course, considering his statements controversial is also pretty comical, but this is the EU we're talking about.
Edit add: I suppose he could also be a Basque.