Friday, January 17, 2003

Career limiting move alert!
Jordan Cracks Down Over Muhammad Story
AMMAN, Jordan -- The government closed a weekly newspaper and detained three journalists for an article that discussed the sex life of the Prophet Muhammad, an editor at the paper said Friday.

The newspaper Al-Hilal, or the Crescent, published an article Tuesday that focused on the Muhammad's sex life with his favorite wife, Aisha, an extremely sensitive subject in the Muslim world.

Officials detained the paper's editor-in-chief, Nasser Qamash, a senior assistant editor, Roman Haddad, and the writer of the article, Muhanad Mbaidhin, for 15 days late Thursday, the official Petra news agency reported Thursday night. Petra also said Al-Hilal had been closed.
Funny, the article doesn't mention why discussion of Aisha is a problem. Here's why.