Despite fire, fears, book going to press

Despite fire, fears, book going to press: Despite fears by some that it would offend and inflame Muslim extremists, Martin Rynja, Gibson Square's publisher, said that it was "imperative" that the book be published. "In an open society there has to be open access to literary works, regardless of fear," he said. "As an independent publishing company, we feel strongly that we should not be afraid of the consequences of debate."

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