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The arrogance of MPAC

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

Submitted by Ira Born (United States), May 21, 2005 at 13:05

Dear Ms. Smith,

I was appalled by the arrogance shown by MPAC in criticising Amazon.

1) You are not responsible for material coming from an agency using your facilities (not even being a subsidiary).
2) Neither Bellwether, nor any other used book dealer, can be expected to review every page of a Koran for written comments.
3) Carried to an extreme, MPAC could conceivably demand that each used book dealer engage a Muslim to handle Korans. According to orthodox Muslim teaching, these sacred books are to be touched only by a Muslim.
4) Have you ever seen the actual volume involved? If so, can you be sure that it wasn't doctored by Ms. Basarudin or colleague?

Under the circumstances, I feel strongly that any apology or apologetic action is really due to Amazon.

Ira Born
Jupiter, FL
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