Remember that book about ‘prophet’ Muhammad’s child bride, and the American publisher who punked out and refused to publish it for fear of offending muslims (in other words they KNEW DAMN WELL muslims would cry racism, discrimination, and file bogus lawsuits for telling the truth about the pedophile they worship)? Do you also recall my post last week about the ballsy Brit publisher who is printing the book anyway, and had his house attacked for it? Well they got three perps, and surprise surprise, they are muslim. What are the odds!?
Three charged in Islamic novel attack
Cops have charged three Muslim men who petrol bombed the home and office of publishers about to print a book about the Prophet Muhammad.
Ali Beheshti, 40, Abrar Mirza, 22 and Abbas Taj, 30, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ today accused of conspiring without lawful excuse to damage the premises… intending to destroy or damage property and with intent to endanger life and conspiring without lawful excuse to damage the premises… intending to destroy or damage property and being reckless as to whether the life of another would thereby be endangered.
Mr Beheshti was also charged with possessing a weapon designed or adapted for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas.
Anti terror police on alert
The Saturday morning attack of the publisher Gibson Square in Islington has resulted anti-terror police stepping up its efforts to prevent any further incidents.
Gibson was to release The Jewel of Medina this month – they have since cancelled the publication, a victory for the small minded perpetrators who attacked freedom of speech.
The book by American author Sherry Jones followed the story of Muhammad and his child bride was cancelled in the US in August by publisher Random House who feared this sort of reaction.
British Muslim reaction
The Ramadan Foundation has condemned the “violence and terrorism” on Saturday and called on peaceful protest of the book but were “disgusted at this novel.”
Mr. Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Foundation commented that:
“…attacking the central figures of Islam under the guise of freedom of speech is patronising and the world sees their attempt to belittle our faith.”
“I also strongly condemn the thugs that used terrorism against the publishing house; they do not represent Islam or Muslims and violence in any form cannot be justified and we urge the Publishers to withdraw publication.”
It is nice to hear some muslims are condemning these types of acts committed in the name of islam, but they must do more if we are to believe they sincerely want peaceful coexistence. How about they start taking the fight to the terrorists, instead of waiting until terrorists strike, inflaming anti-islamic sentiment, then crying foul over a book? And instead of “strongly suggesting” the book not be published, how about a constructive debate defending their position? Why resort to petty thuggery and whining? Is the position of islam so weak that it cannot even be discussed peacefully?
Read the rest in the London Daily News.