Back in September, Random House dropped publication of The Jewel of Medina, by Sherry Jones, a fictional account of the Prophet Muhammad and his bride Aisha, due to concerns for the safety of the author and those connected with the book.
I can’t believe this actually happened:
Early Saturday morning, Mr. Rynja’s house in North London, which doubles as Gibson Square’s headquarters, was set on fire. Three men were arrested on suspicion “of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism,” the police said.
No one was injured in the arson, in which a small fire bomb was apparently pushed through the house’s mail slot. The police were already on the scene as the result of what they described as “a preplanned intelligence-led operation,” and, helped by firefighters, broke down the door and put out the fire.
Holy frak people! WTF?!?!
Full story in New York Times here.
(Bonus link: Book review from SBTB here.)