Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bin Laden book talk vetoed

A talk by Manx author Robert Kermeen which was to have taken place in Onchan library has been vetoed by Onchan Commissioners who say it might offend the Muslim community.

Mr Kermeen, who was brought up in Onchan and taught for a time at Ramsey Grammar School but now lives in Alsager in Cheshire was to have spoken about his book called Bin Laden’s Nemesis, a novel that imagines that the al-Qaeda leader visited the island.

The talk was one of two he had arranged to do during a visit to the island soon.

The other is at Douglas library and will still go ahead but the one at Onchan, for which posters and flyers had already been prepared was axed at the 11th hour by deputy clerk Tim Craig.


Why would the moderate Muslim community be offended

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