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Thursday, 4 September 2008

Aisha: more sanity prevails

They're queuing up to publish The Jewel of Medina now, it seems.

First I read over on MediaWatchWatch that a British publisher is going to do a 27,000 print run. Then I came across an Associated Press story in the Star Tribune saying that a US publisher plans to publish the novel over there.

This comes not long after a Danish publisher said it was interested.

Random House gutlessly pulled the book after consulting "scholars". As usual when Muslims are likely to kick up a fuss, whatever it is they're kicking up a fuss about gets more publicity than it probably would have done, the rightness of free speech and free expression is aired, braver souls come to the fore and . . .

Well, those Muslims are probably doing us all a favour!

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