In my FrontPage article “Random House and the Islamic War against Free Speech” on August 22, I said this:
Although when Random House canceled publication of Sherry Jones” trashy novel about Muhammad’s nine-year-old wife, Aisha, it was succumbing not to actual threats but to the sheer prospect of threats, no one has accused the venerable publisher of “Islamophobia.”
I didn’t know at that time that in “The Real Islamophobes,” on August 20, Chuck Hustmyre elaborated on exactly that point:
So where is CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which cries “ISLAMOPHOBIA” at every turn? Isn’t Random House’s decision to bow to perceived threats and not publish the book true Islamophobia? Doesn’t its decision further the stereotype that Islam is a religion of violence?
Well played, Chuck!