Western Publishers Submit to Islam

When Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses came out in 1989, Viking Penguin, the British and American publisher of the novel, was subjected to daily Islamist harassment. As Daniel Pipes wrote, the London office resembled “an armed camp,” with police protection, metal detectors and escorts for visitors. In Viking’s New York offices, dogs sniffed packages and the place was designated a “sensitive location”. Many bookshops were attacked and many even refused to sell the book. Viking spent about $3 million on security measures in 1989, the fatal year for Western freedom of expression.

Nonetheless, Viking never flinched.

  • ed

    I remember watching the protest`s on the news ,along with the muslim population of the UK . they saw the weakness from the police and the government who would rather allow it than crush it out of hand ,Europe now reaps what they sowed !

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Return all muzzies to their countries of origin and then bomb the crap out of them so they spend the next 1400 years just trying to get to the stone age.