While this indicated the Western intellectual community’s absolute disregard for the feelings of almost a third of global population (the Muslims), and their latent hatred and revulsion of Islam, it also betrayed an audacity of colossal measure and intensely pernicious myopia of the book’s author. He took a fictitious report from the work of the early biographic accounts, which were written in the literally style and mental framework and imageries of the era and abounds in fantasy, fables, poetic imageries and speculations verging on the fantabulous, the grotesque and the bizarre . In other words, he spun his entire novel around a gossip, to covertly degrade and revile Islam, its Prophet, his wives and some of his companions. And lo and behold – he is regarded as a great intellectual of the era.
There is a saying that when an elephant falls into a ditch, the crow picks at its head. Islam has now fallen into any abyss of hatred and Islam-ignorant writers, no matter the level of their scholarship, pick at it and are showered with accolades, become public celebrities and advisors on Islam. But the truth ultimately prevails for it is captured in the pages of the Qur’an and all may rest assured, the book is going to remain there unaltered  -- Muhammad Yunus, NewAgeIslam.com