Germany’s Thilo Sarrazin in court over controversial book on Islam

Source: DW

His controversial views have stirred much debate in Germany. Now Thilo Sarrazin has written a new book about Islam – and is battling his erstwhile publisher in court over it.

His highly controversial books sell in the millions. It all began with “Deutschland schafft sich ab” (“Germany is doing away with itself”). Thilo Sarrazin’s  2010 book stimulated a fiery debate over German immigration policy and migrants from Islamic countries.

While critics accused the author of polemics and racism, others claimed that finally, someone was telling the truth. Sarrazin quickly resigned from his management position at Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, over public pressure but continued to write, issuing books about the euro and what he calls “wishful thinking” in public policy.

A new book has been announced for release this summer, titled “Feindliche Übernahme – wie der Islam den Fortschritt behindert und die Gesellschaft bedroht” (Hostile takeover – how Islam impairs progress and threatens society). Like his previous four books, it was to be published by the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA), a subsidiary of Random House, but a dispute erupted between the author and the publisher “over whether the book was to be released or not,” said DVA chief press officer Markus Desaga. No agreement was reached, and now the matter has been brought before the Munich Regional Court.

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  1. What I didn’t understand is that why people don’t reasearch the religion Islam or understand it, they watch Fox News and just believe what ever the media throws at them. Then they blame Islam that this religion hinders progress and threatens society where it’s the opposite. So people who choose to be ignorant and then spread that ignorance and hatred and malice are not just cruel but heartless , unkind and but inhuman to say the least.

    • The funny thing about Sarrazin is that, according to a family history of Sarrazin family (of Bank Sarrzin, Switzerland) it said that “it is likely that we are descendants of Saracene (Arab) slaves of Spain, because one of our ancestors was a Slave of a French Bishop and as he was good in finance and accounting he was entrusted with all financial matters of the Bishop. Later on he was not only freed but also obtained some aristocratic rank. These so-called Arab slaves in fact were higher in education and knowledge that their owners. Anyway, this Sarrazin guy of Germany is constantly abusing his own ancestors. Strange guy.

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