Muslim 'Terror Trio' Bombs Publisher's London Home

Book about Muhammad child bride sparks attack
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 28, 2008 4:35 AM CDT
Author Sherry Jones explains why Random House Publishing canceled her book on the prophet Muhammad's first wife, "The Jewel of Medina," last month.   (AP Photo/James Snook)
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(Newser) – Three suspected Muslim terrorists were busted yesterday after they firebombed the London home of the publisher of a novel about the Prophet Muhammad that includes a sex scene, reports the Times of London. The three men were nabbed after a petrol bomb was pushed through the door of the Dutch publisher’s $5.6 million home and office yesterday morning, according to law enforcement authorities.

Flames from the bomb were quickly extinguished and no one was injured. Police warned the Gibson Square publisher the night before the attack that he was being targeted by fanatics and told him to leave his home. Random House executives, fearing violence, last month withdrew the book from US publication. The Jewel of Medina describes an imaginary sex scene between Muhammad and his 14-year-old bride. It will be published by Gibson Square next month.