We already know that freedom of speech in not a value of Islam, and further that its followers often engage in intimidation to shut up dissenting voices.
In Britain, three Muslims were sentenced to prison for firebombing an editor`s house, whose company was publishing a novel (The Jewel of Medina
) based on the life of one of Mohammad`s wives.
A fanatic who once paraded his baby in an `I love al-Quaeda` hat was today jailed for firebombing the home of the publisher of a novel about Mohammed. Ali Beheshti, 41, a follower of hate cleric Abu Hamza, poured diesel through the letterbox of the Â?2.5million house and set it alight to `punish` owner Martin Rynja. The attack came weeks before Mr Rynja`s publishing company was due to release The Jewel of Medina, a fictional account of the Prophet`s child bride. [`If you choose to live in this country, you live by its rules`, says judge as she jails Muslim extremists for arson attack on publisher`s home July 8, 2009 ]]