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My note to Ms. Smith @ Amazon (a.k.a. wimp)

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

Submitted by Val Childs (Canada), May 22, 2005 at 18:58

Dear Ms. Smith:

I read Daniel Pipes' description of the Koran Desecration Problem today.

Please don't cave in to pressure from a group such as CAIR again or any other group for that matter.

Give your public more credit - they deserve it. People realize what the score is with these intimidation campaigns and view a response such as yours as a politically correct cave-in that is totally unnecessary. In fact, it is worse than saying nothing at all as it encourages future intimidation efforts.

Please have the spine the next time something like this happens to keep a mole hill from growing into a mountain. A simple "Amazon regrets this incident even though the company has no control over markings in used books - persons who wish to avoid the possibility of finding such markings in the books they buy should probably purchase only from Amazon's new book inventory." That would have been more than sufficient - good business sense, too.


Valery C. Childs

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