Serbia: Book withdrawn for being insult to Muslims

by Kal El on August 20, 2008 · 6 comments

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Write a book about Muhammad marrying and having sex with a 9 year old girl? That is TRUE? That’s a fatwa!

Belgrade, 18 August (AKI) – The Islamic Community in Serbia said on Monday it was not satisfied with the withdrawal of Sherry Jones’ novel, The Jewel of Medina, from the country’s bookshops.

Referring to the book released by Belgrade publisher Beobuk three weeks ago, the organisation’s leader Muamer Zukorlic said it was “offensive to Muslims” and demanded all of the published copies be handed in.

He also called for director Aleksandar Jasic to repent for what he had done.

After an initial complaint from the Islamic community, Jasic apologised saying the company “had no intention of insulting Muslims in Serbia” and announced the book would not be available in any bookstore in the country.

But Zukorlic said on Monday that this was not enough.

“Jasic needs to sincerely repent because of the incident he caused,” Zukorlic said.

Zukorlic has already compared The Jewel of Medina with the Mohammed cartoon controversy in Denmark.

The Danish cartoons, deemed offensive to Islam, led to worldwide protests when they were first printed in September 2005.

“Obviously someone wishes to join the ranks of those who produced the cartoons in Denmark several years ago and it is an insult to all Muslims of the world, especially for us here in Serbia,” said Mufti Zukorlic.

The book was due to have a world premier in Serbia, since its US publisher decided against selling the book fearing the reaction of radical Muslims.

Jasic explained that Macedonia, Croatia, Spain and France had also bought the rights for the book.

The novel is a love story about the life of Aisha, the seventh wife of the Islam prophet Mohammed, and follows her life from her betrothal to the prophet when she was six-years-old.

According to the novel, Aisha was Mohammed’s favourite wife and he died in her arms.

Commence islamic rage and riots starting…

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  • Tonto (USA)

    This is an opportunity!  Once the radicals get out in the street raising hell, they have already “sorted” themselves into dangerous and non-dangerous.  Jail them, try them, and deport them (preferably to Saudi Arabia, where muslim “purity” is appreciated).  Then everyone will be happy. 

  • jennyjen

    Censorship to appease a religion….sound familiar? Hell in a hand basket….
    I’m gonna check out the publishing company, see if I can order the book direct.

  • http://www.mosquewatch.blogspot.com Jeff

    I’m going too write a book. In my book, my readers will be encouraged to marry and have sex with young girls as long as they have their period. In my book I will insist my readers murder every one else that does not agree with me. In my book I will call every one else that does not agree with me “Sons of pigs and monkeys.”

    Oh allah dammit, I forgot about the PLAGERISM LAWS……

  • straliangirl

    The book is really quite good, if anything, it makes mohummad look better than he actually probably was.
    Maybe they serbians should read it first?
    Jerks!

  • Tonto

    That's odd. The Serbs did their level best to kill every muz they could there for a while. The only thing that stopped that “ethnic cleansing” was Clinton (and the muz hate him too). And why would the truth “offend” the muz? Guess they just don't like to face facts. Maybe I'll write a book about how the hadith tell the story of how Mo didn't like his troops coming around when he was cross-dressing in Aiesha's nighties, or how he really liked some of the pretty boys in his troops. See how the muz like that.

  • Tonto

    That's odd. The Serbs did their level best to kill every muz they could there for a while. The only thing that stopped that “ethnic cleansing” was Clinton (and the muz hate him too). And why would the truth “offend” the muz? Guess they just don't like to face facts. Maybe I'll write a book about how the hadith tell the story of how Mo didn't like his troops coming around when he was cross-dressing in Aiesha's nighties, or how he really liked some of the pretty boys in his troops. See how the muz like that.