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Some Moslems burn inconvenient books, others make their publishers do it.

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jul 2, 2012 at 17:15

the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan :

> I'd like to think it was true simply because of how it demonstrates to what idiotic extent such fanatics go to. And also because of the massive waste of money it would have been for him. The cheapest I can find 'Did Mohammed exist' is $17.27 on Amazon.

So 1200 copies is $20,724. And anyone buying such a large number of copies of a single title like that would have raised questions somewhere along the line and drawn attention to themselves. Are any muslims so stupid? Ok, I take it back - it could well have happened.<

I just wonder how many penniless Moslems can afford a trip to Australia from any Moslem ... like say Pakistan ? So those who are in Australia must have money and for a rich Qatari or Saudi $ 20 724 are not so much money if you bear in mind that they can waste a million bucks in a Monte Carlo casino or a Vienna brothel on a single night. For all of them Omar's command is binding "If those books are in agreement with the Quran, we have no need of them; and if they are opposed to the Quran, destroy them!"

But I find another thing much more arresting.They don't just burn books they dislike but know how to make those who have published them withdraw them from public domain not just at home but also abroad and destroy them. The most notorious case includes Cambridge University Press that in 2006 was sued about its book "Alms for jihad" by a Saudi billionaire Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz who used a crooked 18th century British libel law . The Cambrigde University Press cowardly surrendered and betrayed its two American authors and did what the Saudi wanted them to do. It pulped its own book !


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