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Amazon's reaction

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

Submitted by Werner (United States), May 24, 2005 at 12:01

Amazon is a company with the aim to make money: they are in a different position than people who have a political agenda.

It seems that Daniel Pipes' asking his readers to write to amazon has had an effect on them and moderated their measures to deal with the problem.

I guess that amazon was surprised that they also could lose customers from a more conservative corner of the political spectrum and they changed they reaction which I think was also designed no to lose muslim customers.

After all it seems the problem got solved in good way. (We didn't get the maximum, that's right).

On second thought, it might also have bee a factor that extremist muslims give death threats to people who criticize islam or Muhammad. (like with the publishers of Salman Rushdie).

In general I think it is a bad habit to desecrate religious books. But it seems to me that the reaction of muslims is an overreaction and that overreaction is something they want to capitalize on. (Funny: As far as I know, really religious muslims wouldn't touch the Koran with their left hand ((the dirty hand)) as shown in the picture by Basarudin)

The issue is not really the desecration of the Koran but the overreaction of muslim allegedly to get power and influence. With that desecration game going on in various incidents one has to prepare that muslims figure out that that is a way to gain influence.

Therefore I think one should have a strategy on hand how to deal with it in the future.

As I am not satisfied with having other people doing the job for me I like to think in a way where I can personally do something. As it is to reach the hearts and minds of people one should do that.

I chose to write also in other websites and stand to my position against political islam.

I haven't done that yet at muslim sites but I believe that is a way to go.

with greetings


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