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Post 345182 posted on 9-8-2008 at 18:51
Artistic licence versus beliefs
The release of The Jewel of Medina a debut novel has been put on hold, apparently indefinitely. Article
Random House said it had been advised the book "might be offensive" to some Muslims, and "could incite acts of violence by a small, radical
"We decided, after much deliberation, to postpone publication," it added.
The decision was taken "for the safety of the author, employees of Random House, booksellers and anyone else who would be involved in distribution
and sale of the novel," said the company's deputy publisher Thomas Perry in a statement.
The novel traces the life of A'isha, who is often referred to as Muhammad's favorite wife, from her engagement at the age of six, until the
Do you think that cartoonists, novelists, artists etc should be prevented from using people with religious connections in their works? (I'm not
meaning Islam in particular here.)
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Post 345183 posted on 9-8-2008 at 19:03
Maybe we should set fire to Dan Brown for writing 'Angels and Demons' and 'The Da Vinci Code' then, as both of those paint a less than perfect
picture of the RC faith. They could subvert thousands of impressionable people!
Seriously though - the world is going mad - rapidly!! The author has said that she did not write 'sex scenes' or anything disrespectful about the
Islamic faith. Where do you draw the line ?