The American book-publishing world has shown once again that it will take no risks whatsoever in defense of our First Amendment right to a free press.
Flemming Rose, the Jyllands-Posten editor responsible for publishing the infamous Motoons, is unable to find an American publisher for a book he has written about the Mohammed Cartoon Crisis. According to Berlingske Tidende (my translation):
No Publisher for the Book on the Mohammed Crisis
U.S. publishers declined to publish Flemming Rose’s forthcoming book about the Mohammed Crisis, the limits of free speech, and the Jyllands-Posten cartoons of Mohammed. Rose, who has been on leave from his job as cultural editor for Jyllands-Posten, has been in contact with several major publishers in the United States, but no one wants to publish the book. “They are enthusiastic about the project, but concerned about the consequences that may ensue if they publish the book,” says Flemming Rose to Ritzau. Flemming Rose also referred to Random House’s withdrawal of Sherry Jones’ book [The Jewel of Medina] as self-censorship.
Hat tip: Steen.