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October 9, 2009

German Publisher, Fearing Retaliation From Christians and Jews, Cancels Honor-Killing Novel

Topics: Understanding Islam

Oops, silly me, my mistake. Christians and Jews don't commit honor-killings, Muslims do - so no one would write a book on honor-killing by Christians or Jews in the first place, and there would be no need for a publisher to worry about publishing one since Christians and Jews don't retaliate violently about anything. I, of course, meant to say: German Publisher, Fearing Muslim Retaliation, Cancels Honor-Killing Novel.

Via Fox News:

[...] A German book publisher has canceled a novel about Islamic "honor killings," fearing that the book would offend the Muslim community and put him in danger. Critics of the decision call it a cowardly move, but others say the publisher is simply being responsible.

The publisher of the book, which was to have been titled "To Whom Honor is Due," has indicated that he withdrew the book after an expert on Islam warned that some of the passages could spark violent retaliation from Muslims.

"After the Muhammad cartoons, one knows that one can't publish sentences or drawings that defame Islam without expecting a security risk," Felix Droste, of Droste Verlag publishing, told the German newspaper Der Spiegel last week. He referred to a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were published in Denmark in 2005 and sparked deadly violence across the Muslim world.

[...] Nonie Darwish, the author of "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law," said the publisher had every right to be afraid.

"The publisher is being realistic in their fear of retaliation from Muslims," Darwish told "I cannot blame the publishing company. I blame Western governments, [the] legal system and police who are not protecting the infidel West from the danger of Islamic assault on Western civilization.

"I am often amazed by Muslims who are offended by criticism of Islam but at the same time curse and encourage jihad and violence against Jews, Christians and non-Muslims. If Muslims want respect from others they must remove the tons of commandments to violence against others." (More)

Readers will find other recent offerings from the religion of peace - here (Jihad Attacks: 54, Dead Bodies: 206, Critically Injured: 456)

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Posted by Abdul at October 9, 2009 6:06 PM

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