Saturday, September 27, 2008

Here We Go Again ...

Remember "The Jewel of Medina", the touching, Sylvie Krin-like romantic novel about the Prophet's true love (or one of them, anyway), publication of which was pulled by Random House after dhimmi University of Texas professor Denise Spellberg saw a preview and decided to "warn Muslims", telling Random House that its employees would have to watch their backs if publication went ahead ?

Telegraph :

Four people have been arrested in London over an alleged terror attack which may be linked to the publishing of a controversial book. The arrests are thought to be linked to a fire at a property in Islington, north London, which is used as the home and office of publisher Martin Rynja.

His company, Gibson Square, recently agreed to publish a controversial novel about the prophet Muhammad and his child bride, entitled The Jewel of Medina. The blaze, which led to people being evacuated from the house, may have been started by a petrol bomb pushed through the letter box.

Initially, three men, aged 22, 30 and 40, were detained at around 2.25 am this morning in the Islington area of north London after a fire at a property in Lonsdale Square. Two were stopped by armed officers in Lonsdale Square, and the third was seized following an armed vehicle stop near Angel underground station. Police are searching four addresses around north-east London - two in Walthamstow, one in Ilford and one in Forest Gate.

The men, who were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, are being questioned at a central London police station. Later a fourth person, a woman, was arrested at a property in Ilford for allegedly obstructing the police, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said.
Walthamstow, Ilford, Forest Gate.

8 comments:

louis said...

It's pretty amazing - and even unnerving - how quickly the police were on to this. CCTV, tapping of email,phones etc.

louis said...

Off-topic, but do you see the future of your family, especially your children, as being in this country?

Anonymous said...

A witness to the unfolding story might be tempted to see the hand of Israel pulling a few strings here and there.

Anonymous said...

Gibson Square, of course, the publisher of Melanie Phillips' Londonistan.

Anonymous said...

Gibson Square also published an anti-Putin book, backed by an oligarch and written by a jewish author.

All a coincidence of course.

Hugh Oxford said...

Off-topic, but do you see the future of your family, especially your children, as being in this country?
Nope. We're off to the US ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Slightly off-topic, but hey - Walthamstow, Ilford, Forest Gate indeed.

Where my family came from, only ONE generation ago.

To think that, at the age of about ten, I used to go all the way to "South Ken" on the tube from Stratford, for the Proms, with only my mother as company/protection. And home again at maybe 10.30 in the evening.

And at a slightly later age I used to frequent the Prospect of Whitby and suchlike pubs down there near the docks.

Nobody bothered us at all.

I wouldn't go near those places now, for anything. Certainly not late at night. And never on the tube.

And all in thirty years.

Anonymous said...

I live in the centre of the Walthamstow/Forest Gate/Ilford triangle.

Let's hope the shit doesn't hit the fan until I've emigrated, shall we?