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Divia
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Postby Divia » Wed October 15th, 2008, 8:25 pm

I dunno what purple Prose is? :confused:
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed October 15th, 2008, 8:50 pm

"Divia" wrote:I dunno what purple Prose is? :confused:


Really overwrought, overembellished writing. But as with so much else, a lot is in the eye of the beholder--one person's lyrical prose is another's purple prose.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_prose
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Wed October 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm

Ah! WEll thank you. Personally I thought it was something sexual, cause well it kinda sounde dlike that. :o
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Postby LCW » Sun October 19th, 2008, 5:46 pm

OK, I'm giving up on this book! I just can't take it anymore. Mohammed comes across as a delusional pervert and I so don't buy the portrait of Aisha. Where did she get this incredible strength from? Seems like she was just a perfect freak of nature! What were her role models? Not her Mom, her sister, or any of the other women surrounding her. Ugh, just not a good book! After all the hoopla doesn't it just figure!!

And I know I'm being predjudiced by the times but today if a man got "vision" from a supernatural mythical figure that told him to start rebellions and wars, that he was the chosen one, chose 6 yr olds to be his wife then married them at age nine, we'd lock him up as criminally insane!! The whole premise is just too revolting for me!
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun October 19th, 2008, 7:15 pm

hmmm. This doesnt sound too good. Oh I dunno what to do. I want to support the author and freedom of speech n all that but money is tight. Also if it sucks I dont want to pay for it. Maybe I'll get it from the lib.
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But wait, there's more!

Postby Leyland » Mon October 20th, 2008, 9:05 pm

Check out the Time magazine article. Treacly romance, bodice ripper, villains like Jafar from Aladdin, thoroughly modern Aisha ....

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1851965,00.html
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon October 20th, 2008, 9:15 pm

Hot steamy and dirty or not, it should have been published. THere are a ton of books that has Jesus shackin up with Mary Mags. You dont see Christians wanting a holy war.
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Postby Carla » Tue October 21st, 2008, 5:13 pm

I haven't read it, and this review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7676873.stm) isn't very appealing.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Tue October 21st, 2008, 8:41 pm

I thought the review was well written. hmm sex sex and more sex. Well, maybe I'd like it. ;)
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Rowan
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Postby Rowan » Mon December 8th, 2008, 4:58 pm

Well just to add more meat to the stew, I was doing a search on Facebook for HF related books and found one called Against Sherry Jones' "The Jewel of Medina". This is the description for the group of 2,200+ members:

This group is for all people of various backgrounds in opposition to Sherry Jones' novel "The Jewel of Medina."

ALL PEOPLE of this world, from all walks of life, who value fact, historical accuracy and who respect others religious beliefs, will be opposed to the inaccuracies of the novel just as the American Scholar of Islamic History Denise Spellberg.

To the Muslims I would say that the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) returned acts of abuse with acts of kindness. What will you do? How will you act?

WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?

It is a filthy fiction, pornographic in nature, based on one of the most beloved wives of the prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) Aisha (R)

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

SUPPORT Denise Spellberg, a scholar of Islamic history at the University of Texas-Austin and the author of Politics, Gender and the Islamic Past: The Legacy of A'isha Bint Abi Bakr. Buy her book and recommend it to others.

BOYCOTT all stores selling the book.
Stores Include:

BARNES & NOBLE
BORDERS
WATERSTONES
POWELL'S BOOKS
(Including their online stores)

Send emails to the publishing house and tell them you do not want this book. Ask them to take the book off the shelves.

Engage and talk with people, Muslims and Non Muslim alike about the topic. If you are asked about the book, tell them your views. Peacefully Protest, show your opposition, not your anger!

REMEMBER...

Things like this have happened in the past. Your response could earn this novel more money, so respond wisely. The novel only wishes to earn at the expense of Islam and Muslims, so...DO NOT, by all means work to her advantage.

PLEASE HELP in spreading the message and send invites to AS MANY people as you can.

ALL ARE WELCOME to Join, but troublemakers will not be tolerated, no matter who you are ;)

Please keep comments clean, thank you.

Peace and Salam


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