Novel release killed by Islamist threats

Ethel C. Fenig
Succumbing to threats, the publisher Random House yanked a planned book release "The Jewel of Medina," a historical novel based on the life of Aisha, the 14 year old wife of Mohammed, the founder of Islam.  The book was to be released today. 

Not succumbing to these potential threats, Fox News published
the novel's prologue.  Not succumbing to these potential threats, American Thinker links to it. 

Several years ago Moslems angrily denounced  a Danish newspaper for printing a cartoon of Mohammed with a bomb in his turban. Rioting occurred in many countries with Moslem populations including many in Europe. The cartoonist went into hiding.

It will be interesting to see the reaction to the publication of this prologue.  Perhaps Random House will develop a spine sturdier than the one on its book binders and publish the entire novel.
 
Succumbing to threats, the publisher Random House yanked a planned book release "The Jewel of Medina," a historical novel based on the life of Aisha, the 14 year old wife of Mohammed, the founder of Islam.  The book was to be released today. 

Not succumbing to these potential threats, Fox News published
the novel's prologue.  Not succumbing to these potential threats, American Thinker links to it. 

Several years ago Moslems angrily denounced  a Danish newspaper for printing a cartoon of Mohammed with a bomb in his turban. Rioting occurred in many countries with Moslem populations including many in Europe. The cartoonist went into hiding.

It will be interesting to see the reaction to the publication of this prologue.  Perhaps Random House will develop a spine sturdier than the one on its book binders and publish the entire novel.