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Reader comment on item: CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense

Submitted by Simon Winslow (United States), May 20, 2005 at 07:16

In response to the article by Mr. Pipes on Frontpage today (Friday 20th), I sent the following letter to Amazon officials. I encourage all of you do read his article and do likewise:

Dear Mrs. Smith,

As a longtime Amazon customer I am greatly concerned about the precedent for
squelching intellectual freedom and of giving Islamcist activists "special
rights" because of the way in which Amazon is handling the complaint about
the defaced Koran.

You have rightly apologized for the mistake, but any further preference for the
highly suspect complaints made by activists who have an extreme agenda will be a
very cowardly thing for Amazon to do, in my opinion.

I don't look at the markings of the used books I have bought and I don't expect
you to be the thought police. I will consider changing my loyalties to Barnes or
Borders if it turns out that you give shakedown money to MPAc for this media
charade of theirs. Let them be AMERICANS, and deal with freedom of speech --
which included the right of people to speak against what they believe.


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