Would Random House hesitate for a nanosecond to publish a book that might seize on and amplify anti-Christian sentiments? Anti-Jewish sentiments? Of course not.
But in its cowardice — masked as respect — regarding Islam, Random House is not alone. I know from personal experience that most American publishers (with some notable exceptions, including Bombardier Books, Regnery Publishing, and a few others) will not publish Islamocritical books, no matter how carefully argued and accurate they may be. Cowardice is the fundamental character trait of this age.
hat-tip Stephen Neil