Jewel of Medina withdrawn from Amazon

The Brussels Journal carries without comment an email sent from to a would-be purchaser of Sherry Jones’ burka-ripper, The Jewel of Medina:

Dear Customer,

We are contacting you regarding your order which included the following:

ISBN-10: 1906142408

“The Jewel of Medina”

This item has been removed from sale due to a legal reasons.

We have cancelled your order for this item and can confirm that you have not been charged for it.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Warmest regards,

Customer Service Department

“Legal reasons”? As far as we are aware, there are no legal reasons for not to sell this book. If you know otherwise, please get in touch.

The book is still available from

5 Responses to “Jewel of Medina withdrawn from Amazon”

  1. Victoria Thomson says:

    As far as I can make out, the “legal reasons” seem to be the publishers’ fear of legal proceedings from certain areas of the Muslim community. Not really sure if that counts as “legal reasons” per se. Or maybe someone really has tried to push a case against the publishers?

  2. barriejohn says:

    It`s still listed as one of their Wicked Reads, which is somewhat ironic.

  3. Flibbertigibbet says:

    It looks like the ISBN matches the Gibson Square edition – but didn’t the publisher abandon its plans to publish after Martin Ryjna’s house was firebombed? Did Gibson Square ever actually publish it?

    Otherwise, I’m more concerned that is only selling used copies through third parties, though it’s still in print…

  4. HEIDI GUEDEL says:

    I have just checked, and this title was NOT available there. There was ONE sponsored link:

    and this link included no book reviews or ratings for the title.

    • Monitor says:

      Heidi, check the link at the end of the post. It’s there, along with 35 customer reviews.