Islam Novel Delayed in Wake of Firebombing

October 12, 2008

Author: Gregory Katz

Source: The Associated Press

A British company has delayed publication of a controversial novel about one of the Prophet Muhammad’s wives after its offices were firebombed, a magazine reported Saturday.

The Bookseller magazine said on its Web site that Gibson Square publishing has decided to postpone the publication of “The Jewel of Medina.”

The novel’s American author, Sherry Jones of Spokane, Wash., also has decided to cancel a publicity tour to Germany to promote the book, the magazine said.