One Expensive Expletive German Politician Faces Jail for Calling Sarrazin an 'Ass'

A regional politician in Germany has been sentenced to pay a fine of 1,500 euros or spend 50 days in prison because he allegedly called Thilo Sarrazin, the author of an incendiary book about Muslim immigrants, an "ass." If he loses his appeal, the Left Party official has vowed to opt for the jail term.
Thilo Sarrazin, defiant in the glare of the media, at the launch of his book last August.

Thilo Sarrazin, defiant in the glare of the media, at the launch of his book last August.

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cro -- with wire reports