A Danish publisher is in negotiations to buy Sherry Jones's novel about the child bride of Muhammad, which was dropped by Random House in America and pulled from bookshops in Serbia
The Jewel of Medina tells the story of Aisha, one of Muhammad's wives, from the age of six to 18 when Muhammad dies. It was bought by Random House US for a reported advance of $100,000, but then dropped after the publisher was told by academics and security experts that publication was potentially more risky than Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses and the Danish publication of cartoons of Muhammad.
The cartoonist who drew offensive caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammad that sparked worldwide protests and a boycott campaign of Danish products said recently he was ready to stand trial in Amman to defend himself
Kurt Westergaard, whose Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a total of 12 cartoons in September 2005, said he learnt that he was subpoenaed by the Amman prosecutor general early June along with several Danish journalists and editors involved in the republication of the caricatures.
Zonka has returned from vacation in order to cover the current political and constitutional crisis taking place in Denmark. He has been hard at work translating articles and editorials into English for the benefit of interested parties outside of Denmark.
Copenhagen: A recent EU court immigration ruling is causing headaches for the Danish centre-right government and may deliver a blow to the country's immigration policies, which are amongst the most restrictive in Europe.