'Massive Pressure' Islam Critic Sarrazin Resigns from Bundesbank Board

Thilo Sarrazin, the author of a provocative new book about Muslim immigrants in Germany, has decided to resign from the board of Germany's central bank. The move comes a week after the bank asked the German president to relieve Sarrazin of his duties, and saves face for all concerned.
Thilo Sarrazin confirmed his resignation at a book reading he gave in Potsdam on Thursday evening.

Thilo Sarrazin confirmed his resignation at a book reading he gave in Potsdam on Thursday evening.

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