Sherry Jones demands apology
The author of The Jewel of Medina has called on the professor who arguably started all the controversy to “take back her words”.
Random House had sent a review copy of the book to Professor Denise Spellberg, hoping for a quote to put in the blurb. Instead, the witless academic branded it “softcore pornography” that constituted a “declaration of war” and sent a hysterical note to her Muslim colleague.
The author Sherry Jones now says,
She used the most inflammatory language she could possibly have used. If you want to incite heated emotions from any religious group you just use the word ‘pornography’ in the same sentence as their revered figures.
She ought to take back her words because it is in no way an accurate description of my book. There are no sex scenes in it.
I have not dishonoured the Prophet. I wrote it with the intention of honouring him.
Meanwhile, swivel-eyed Muslim fanatic Anjem “How dare you?” Choudary said on the Jeremy Vine show that the book was on insult to the “prophet’s” honour, and therefore merits the death penalty.
Fortunately, the recent attempted fire-bombing has not affected the publication date, according to Jones’ agent Natasha Kern.