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Reader comment on item: Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

Submitted by Frances Black (Canada), May 20, 2005 at 13:00

Dear Patty Smith,
As a customer of Amazon I am appalled that the accusations of defacing a second hand copy of the Koran should reflect on Amazon and influence its commitment to freedom of commerce.I cannot imagine the same degree of concern being raised by copies of the Bible with written comments by its former owner.

Are we now treading into the realm of icon worship of the cultural relics of other civilizations which have no respect for the religious cultural heritage of other faiths.Note the destruction of the Bhudda Statue and the destruction of the tomb of Joseph,and burning of Torahs etc.Also the destruction of the church of the Nativity,by Moslem terrorists.The refusal to let Christians hold services in Saudi Arabia,and banning the Bible in Islamic countries,

Respect for the religious texts for other faiths yes,but special privileges for Islam in America, no! The American military already have to wear white gloves when handling the Koran etc.This goes too far!
Yours Sincerely
Frances Black

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