(Deutsche-Welle) Fresh fuel was added to Germanys ongoing integration debate over the weekend when Horst Seehofer, premier of the state of Bavaria, said Germany should not accept any more Muslim or Arab immigrants. On the heels of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, in which the German leader reiterated that negotiations for EU membership for Turkey remained open-ended with no guarantees, Seehofer called for excluding some groups of immigrants from Germany. It is clear that immigrants from other cultural circles, like Turkey or Arabic countries, have a hard time, he told the weekly news magazine Focus. That leads me to the conclusion that we do not need any more migrants from other cultural circles. At a regional party conference, Seehofer also declared that the Green partys concept of multiculturalism had failed. Reality has taught us multi-culti is dead, he said. Since August, a debate has been raging in Germany after Thilo Sarrazin, a prominent central banker, who later resigned, said the country was being made dumber by poorly educated and unproductive Muslim immigrants and their children. German President Christian Wulff further fanned the flames on October 3 by saying at celebrations marking 20 years of German reunification that Islam had become a part of Germany, earning him sharp rebukes from conservatives. The state premier of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, rejected Wulffs assessment saying, Islam did not belong to the foundations of our republic, and that Germany did not need to change, but rather the Islamic immigrants.