Today in my morning paper was a story about a twenty something Canadian born Muslim and his female cousin who co-authored and self published a novel. It is about Muslim characters and apparently contains some slightly racy illustrations and the cover bears a very sexy (but not in the least obscene) image of the female cousin. The article said that the book was somewhat critical of Islam. The news story was actually about the beating of the male by two (so far unidentified) Muslim men who made it clear that they objected to the book's content. In fact the most offensive illustrations were already deleted as the result of criticism by Muslims. This is the first such incident of which I'm aware in this part of Canada and I'm very unhappy that such a thing could happen on our soil.