The Dutch publisher and the Rushdie effect

In London, Dutch publisher Marin Rynja’s answering machine is so full it can no longer record messages. E-mails remain unanswered. Mr Rynja is the publisher of The Jewel of Medina by US author Sherry Jones. Because of this, police advised him to leave his upmarket London home on Friday. Hours later a Molotov cocktail was put through Mr Rynja’s letterbox. Since then the publisher has gone into hiding and is under police guard.

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