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

Submitted by Liz (United States), May 21, 2005 at 20:06

With a spate of well-publicized hoaxes of "hate crimes" in the last decade or so (see Tawana Brawley, Trinity International University in Deerfield, and Claremont Colleges), my first reaction upon reading this essay was, How can we be sure Ms. Basarudin didn't deface the book herself in order to generate publicity? Can we definitively ascertain that the comments were placed in the book before Ms. Basarudin received this copy of the Koran? I, for one, am extremely skeptical, especially considering her activism.

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