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The Jewel of Medina: Uncensored

After Random House changed its decision to publish Sherry Jones‘ controversial novel about Mohammed’s child bride Aisha, Belgrade publisher BeoBook pulled copies of the Serbian translation of The Jewel of Medina. The pull was in response to threats of protest from the Islamic Community in Serbia administered by Islamic Mufti Muamer Zukorlić, who called the book “offensive to Muslims,” demanded it be removed from shelves and requested an apology from BeoBook’s director, Aleksander Jasic.

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  1. Reading this makes my heart pound, my blood pressure rise. There’s a lot of stuff out there that’s offensive. But nobody’s forcing my eyes to the page. Shame on Random House.

    Posted by Jana McBurney-Lin | 13 November, 2008, 7:19 pm

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