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German author in hiding after receiving Islamist death threats
A German author of Egyptian origin has gone into hiding after having recieved death threats from Islamists. Hamed Abdel-Samad is one of Germany's highest-profile experts on Islam.
The news of the death threats against Abdel-Samad was announced by his publisher on Tuesday.
"Hamed Abdel-Samad is taking the call for him to be murdered seriously and has gone into hiding," the head of the Munich-based Droemer Knaur publishing house, Margit Ketterle, said in a statement.
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