A controversial novel about the Prophet Muhammad and his child bride, scrapped in the US, will be released in the UK. Last month, publisher Random House cancelled the US publication of The Jewel of Medina, by Sherry Jones, fearing it could offend Muslims. Random House said it had been advised the book “could incite acts of violence by a small, radical segment”. But independent UK firm Gibson Square will publish the book next month saying its release is “imperative”.
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