September 29, 2006
Book Reportedly Cancelled Over Fears of Muslim Violence
Rioting and threats of violence from Muslim extremists have apparently triumphed once again over the First Amendment.
According to psychoanalyst Dr. Nancy Kobrin and noted feminist Phyllis Chesler, who wrote the introduction, Kobrin's new book, "The Sheikh's New Cloth: The Naked Truth about Islamic Suicide Terrorism", was to be published in November by Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc., but Dr. Kobrin's contract was suddenly cancelled over concerns for their staff's safety.
Ms. Chesler writes:
...in the wake of the Pope's mistreatment, they would not be able to provide security for their staff people were her book to inflame the "Muslim street." Dr. Kobrin's book discusses, in depth, the normalization of cruelty and child abuse, including pederasty and daughter-abuse that is pandemic in the Arab Muslim world and how such shame and honor childrearing practices renders adults vulnerable to death-cult temptations and brainwashing. She focuses on the degradation of women in the Islamic world and how that is a crucial factor in suicide terrorism.Looseleaflaw is a small publisher and can hardly be blamed for getting cold feet in the wake of calls for the murder of Pope Benedict and Muslim threats and violence against any who insult or even question Islam.
And, of course, who can blame a small publisher when virtually every major American mainstream news source refused to publish any of the Danish cartoons that started a firestorm of Muslim violence worldwide? They claimed it was out of respect for Islam, but that would make Islam unique among major religions in being offered "respect" by the MSM. The real reason for their restraint is almost certainly this:
I've contacted Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. to confirm what Dr. Kobrin and Ms. Chesler have shared and to get their perspective; I will update this post when they reply.