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Pitfalls in Bid to Expel Muslim Critic Sarrazin Turns into Migraine for Social Democrats

The executive board of the Social Democratic Party voted on Monday to begin proceedings to expel Thilo Sarrazin for his controversial anti-Muslim theories. The expulsion is risky for the party and its leader, Sigmar Gabriel, because many members agree with Sarrazin's views.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Demonstrators at a Potsdam, Germany, reading held by Thilo Sarrazin hold up protest signs with the German spelling for "racist." This opinion, however, has not been universal here.

Demonstrators at a Potsdam, Germany, reading held by Thilo Sarrazin hold up protest signs with the German spelling for "racist." This opinion, however, has not been universal here.

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