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Profit over Principles

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

Submitted by Olle (United Kingdom), Feb 8, 2006 at 22:24

Amazon is clearly showing how Profits are more valued than Principles even though they attempt to project the opposite. Firstly, there is no proof offered whatsoever that any staff at the bookseller was guilty of the defamation so Amazon are punishing someone without any proof - thought that in the US, people were deemed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Secondly, if there is an issue about second hand books and they ban the bookseller for selling any future second hand Korans (how pretentious is that?), why not simply stop selling second hand books? There must be other second hand books with markings on them that are sold via Amazon. So if I buy a second hand book via Amazon that contains what I would deem inflammatory or dematory against my faith, I presume Amazon would support any programmes that I support? Of course not. Profit before Principles for Amazon.

I can't stand hypocrisy so I will continue to purchase my books from my local bookstore now and in the future.
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