Author Nedim Gürsel acquitted of "humiliating" religion
According to reports, the court concluded that the book did not incite hostility and violence, adding that the novel is set in the past, spanning the Prophet Muhammed's lifetime to the First World War so it could not be seen to pose an imminent danger to peace. Also, according to the Istanbul based free expression monitor, Bianet, "judge Hakki Yalçinkaya argued that the excerpts cited in the complaint were misleading. Thus the expression, 'Allah's daughters, lying stretched out, completely naked' was to be found neither on page 120 of the book nor anywhere else. The expression 'Allah's beloved subjects' on page 120 was wrongly cited as 'Allah's lovers' in the complaint."