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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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