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Random House pulls novel on Islam, fears violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Publisher Random House has pulled a novel about the Prophet Mohammed's child bride, fearing it could "incite acts of violence."

"The Jewel of Medina," a debut novel by journalist Sherry Jones, 46, was due to be published on August 12 by Random House, a unit of Bertelsmann AG, and an eight-city publicity tour had been scheduled, Jones told Reuters on Thursday.

The novel traces the life of A'isha from her engagement to Mohammed, when she was six, until the prophet's death. Jones said that she was shocked to learn in May, that publication would be postponed indefinitely.

"I have deliberately and consciously written respectfully about Islam and Mohammed … I envisioned that my book would be a bridge-builder," said Jones.

Random House deputy publisher Thomas Perry said in a statement the company received "cautionary advice not only that the publication of this book might be offensive to some in the Muslim community, but also that it could incite acts of violence by a small, radical segment."

"In this instance we decided, after much deliberation, to postpone publication for the safety of the author, employees of Random House, booksellers and anyone else who would be involved in distribution and sale of the novel," Perry said.

Jones, who has just completed a sequel to the novel examining her heroine's later life, is free to sell her book to other publishers, Perry said.

The decision has sparked controversy on Internet blogs and in academic circles. Some compared the controversy to previous cases where portrayals of Islam were met with violence.

Protests and riots erupted in many Muslim countries in 2006 when cartoons, one showing the Prophet Mohammed wearing a turban resembling a bomb, appeared in a Danish newspaper. At least 50 people were killed and Danish embassies attacked.

British author Salman Rushdie's 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" was met with riots across the Muslim world. Rushdie was forced into hiding for several years after Iran's then supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, proclaimed a death edict, or fatwa, against him.

Jones, who has never visited the Middle East, spent several years studying Arab history and said the novel was a synthesis of all she had learned.

"They did have a great love story," Jones said of Mohammed and A'isha, who is often referred to as Mohammed's favorite wife. "He died with his head on her breast."


G&C
They win.
bob_chong
They win because Western resolve is a gaping vagina.

(I think William F. Buckley said that first…)
Zenzero
So it's obvious, that cunts cause a lot of commotion all over the globe.

Zman
QUOTE(G&C @ Aug 8 2008, 02:56 PM) *

They win.


Again.
eric
It must be Gods will.
G&C
Which one?
sixela
QUOTE(eric @ Sep 9 2008, 01:45 AM) *

It must be Gods [sic] will.


God wants us to write the possessive differently.

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Zenzero
Jesus Christ sixer, there is no God!
sixela
The flying spaghetti monster's noodly appendage also wants you to use apostrophes correctly.
Zenzero
Now that's a whole different chapiter.
bob_chong
Dhimmiwatch:

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September 14, 2008
Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/c…icle4749183.ece
Donnie Darko
How many on the left would be willing to give Palin's Wasilla Assembly of God their own tribunals? Assumably zero.

There is exactly zero difference between what is going in England which is endorsed by cultural relativists (including that imbecile Rowan Williams) and the hypothetical I have just proposed, with the exception being that even a Wasilla Assembly of God tribunal would likely have the moral wherewithal to condemn spousal abuse, however misguided they may be on nearly all other issues.

This is when England could really use a constitution mandating the separation of church and state, as the lack of such a thing has enabled the creation of a mini-Islamic theocracy within their own borders. Islam's attitude towards domestic violence is well documented. Even within moderate Islam spousal abuse is sanctioned in certain instances. Every man who respects women as equals should be outraged, and every self-respecting woman should be outraged.

And yes, the Jewish courts within England should be abolished too. It's a shame that the wisdom of legislative secularism advocated by wiser men than ourselves several hundred years ago is falling out of favor and being replaced by fanatical tribalism.
rjordan
These motherfuckers are really pissing me off.

The spineless politicians, policy makers, bureacrats and businessmen and the Muslims both.

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