Mohammad Child Bride Book Hits US Early
Publisher moves up release date after London firebombing
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2008 2:08 PM CDT
Author Sherry Jones discusses why Random House Publishing canceled publication of her book on the prophet Muhammad's first wife, "The Jewel of Medina."   (AP Photo/James Snook )
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(Newser) – A controversial novel tracing the life of the Prophet Mohammed's child bride has been rushed out early by its US publisher, Reuters reports. The Jewel of Medina's British release was suspended after its London publisher's headquarters was firebombed. Beaufort Books—which took the project after Random House dropped it amid fears of attacks—said it has not received threats, but hoped attention will shift to the book's merits.