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Disappointed by Amazon's response

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

Submitted by Perry Clark (United States), May 24, 2005 at 14:10

Having read through multiple accounts of the unfortunate affair of the debasement of the Quran, I can only come to the conclusion that Amazon's management either misunderstands its role, or is cravenly subjugating itself to anti-American fundamental Islamists in hopes of saving itself from a public argument with this unsavory sort. I'd like to suggest another avenue of response that might have proved better in the long run: a simple statement decrying the fact that this event occurred, and that it meets with disapprobation from Amazon management. Then get back to selling books and all that other stuff.

In the meantime, I'd like readers here and the management of Amazon to know the following: I am an avid reader, and spend more on books every year than I do on many other items, reaching well into the thousands of dollars, this sum spread around amongst Amazon and various competitors, both online and in the brick-and-mortar world. Until I feel satisfied about the state of affairs, I expect that my car shall more often be pointed at the local Barnes & Noble or Borders, and my browser shall have bn.com permanently bookmarked.

Frankly, given the circumstances, I don't believe the story. But that's probably not politically correct....

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