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Are you sure they banned a book ? ? ?

Reader comment on item: John Esposito and Karen Armstrong – Banned in Malaysia

Submitted by Phil Greend (Canada), Jul 17, 2007 at 15:32

Thought of an islamic country banning a book seems so strange given that all muslim countries are so open and free. Each and every islamic country prides its self on respect for freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of the press , countries where the people are free to express themselves is what islam is all about.

The sad thing is, this is not funny. It is the terrible reality that happens in ALL islamic countries. Worse is the fact that islamofacists want to bring these restrictions on freedom to the west. Please recall the way radical islamists demanded that we not publish some cartoons of their founder mohammed and before that the author Rushdie he was threatened and some of the translators were killed through out the world.

Even more scary , is the fact that there are some people in the west who think that we should listen and follow what we are told to do by radical islamists ie. British prison guards were told not to wear crosses of St. George because it might upset the muslim criminals. Yes the muslim criminals could possibly be offended so , the British guards were told they had to give up their symbol of faith for the criminal muslims.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Karen Armstrong is a wannabe historian [66 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 13, 2008 18:58120158
Don't Give a Toot to the Malaysian Internal Security Ministry [200 words]Marco HiirataFeb 13, 2008 12:51120113
full List of books banned [253 words]Ipnat DrosotFeb 9, 2008 11:48119849
Malaysia looks to be a very dangerous and obscure nation [117 words]YnnatchkahFeb 2, 2008 17:18119469
Malaysia is not yet dangerous [202 words]John BastileFeb 3, 2008 00:59119469
Book ban: The 'two faces' of Islam Hadhari [460 words]Ismail Che YahayaFeb 11, 2008 14:51119469
Dear Messrs. Ynnatchkah & Bastile [680 words]Marco HiirataFeb 13, 2008 21:42119469
nurturing prejudices [157 words]bibliobibuliMar 10, 2008 00:26119469
You replied against prejudices with your own prejudices [547 words]John BastileApr 8, 2008 21:58119469
Well deserved [14 words]VijayFeb 1, 2008 04:39119427
Are you sure they banned a book ? ? ? [211 words]Phil GreendJul 17, 2007 15:32103862
Research Armstrong's doctrine before banning [311 words]Tommy PetersJun 28, 2007 21:28101906
Is there a reason? [38 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
MuslihoonJul 16, 2006 04:1649779
Well deserved [47 words]VijayJul 14, 2006 06:0049621

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