Prison » Amazon’s modern day ‘book burning’ campaign against conservative authors

Voice Of Europe
March 11, 2019

In the last few weeks, Amazon crossed a dangerous and precarious line and began a modern day book burning campaign against titles written by authors from the populist right which have been arbitrarily deemed ‘politically dangerous’.

While the internet giant continues to sell books like Karl Marx’s ‘The Communist Manifesto’, Al-Qaida’s Doctrine for Insurgency: Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin’s ‘A Practical Course for Guerilla War’, Leon Trotsky’s ‘Terrorism and Communism’, Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’, ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’, the world’s largest bookstore banned ‘Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam‘ which was co-authored by British Activist Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin.

Despite scathing reviews, the book was ‘the No.1 best-selling exegesis of the Koran’ on the site. The book reportedly had over 1000 five star reviews that were left by verified Amazon customers in the last 18 months.

According to Mr. McLoughlin, the book was taken off the Amazon database sometime last month. This means that even second-hand versions cannot be sold. Amazon’s banning of the book comes just weeks after Robinson was kicked off Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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