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

Submitted by Arun S (United States), May 21, 2005 at 18:47

I am amazed and disgusted to see Amazon kneel down on all fours, for a claim on a used book purchase. Instead of going to its knees, Amazon should have diligently investigated the process and made clear the terms of used book sale and let the law of the land take its course.

Just because that book is a Koran does not give it any special privilege at the expense of other religious books of other faith like Bible, Ramayan or BhagwatGeeta.

Punishing a third party business without investigation or evidence of wrongdoing is the same as the media being used as a judge & jury. This is America, not some excuse for a nation like Pakistan. In a civil society like ours, Law reigns supreme, and religion stays home as personal faith. This episode reeks of a Jihadi/Taliban style supremacy of the Koran.

I find this very disturbing, and urge Amazon to fight justly instead of capitulating to an allegation by a fundamentalist.

Best regards
-Arun S
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