Posted on 07/09/2018 at 12:36 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A controversial German author is taking a subsidiary of Random House to court.
Thilo Sarrazin has made a name for himself with his far-right political books, starting in 2010, according to DW.com.
That year, his Germany Is Doing Away With Itself stirred up national debate about immigration policy and Islamic migrants (and resulted in his stepping down from the German central bank).
His latest work, Hostile Takeover – How Islam Impairs Progress And Threatens Society, was set for publication this summer by the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA), a subsidiary of Random House.
However, in May, Random House decided not to publish the book, according to The Guardian, though it said it would not prevent Sarrazin from finding another publisher.
Sarrazin subsequently filed suit, and the dispute is being heard today in Munich Regional Court.
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