UK MUSLIMS want to stop Amazon from selling e-books that tell about Islam

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    Online books giant Amazon profits from £1 ebooks 'on terror, hate and violence'

    Amazon has been accused of making money selling offensive, racist and potentially dangerous ebooks on subjects ranging from bomb-making to drug growing.

    The internet giant sells a vast number of ebooks, downloaded by readers from its website, some for as little as £1.

    It allows anyone to upload an ebook for sale, without safeguards against content that would be refused by traditional publishers.

    Examples include anti-Semitic prose, instructions on growing marijuana, and novels which apparently glorify dog fighting.

    One ebook, Prophet Muhammad: Monster of History, includes images of a Koran being burned and a woman being hanged.

    The author, Jake Neuman, says of its content on his own website: ‘The writings contained in this book are now illegal in most Western countries.’

    But users of amazon.co.uk can access his work at the click of a mouse.

    The Muslim Council of Britain has now called for Amazon to ‘take proper responsibility’ for the content of the books on its site.

    They added: ‘Freedom of expression should not be unlimited, and publications that cause anti-Muslim hatred, anti-Jewish hatred or homophobic hatred should not be allowed.’

    A Sunday newspaper investigation also revealed an ebook entitled Reverend Rapist, which describes a priest sexually assaulting a young girl.

    Other titles included TNT FAQ and How to Make Nitroglycerin, which provided instructions for making explosives as well as ebooks which were simply made up of personal attacks on members of the public - thought to be by disgruntled ex-spouses or partners.

    Any potential self-publisher can use Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing service to upload their ebook for sale, charging as little as 77p to potential readers.

    Amazon instructs self-publishers to adhere to ‘content guidelines’, stating, for example, that ‘we don’t accept pornography’.
    But critics say the company does not go far enough.

    Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association, told the Sunday Times: ‘We see the same attitude from search engines - don’t blame us; we’re just putting it out there.’

    He added ‘It’s time internet companies did start to take a better look at their practices and behaved more responsibly.’

    Labour MP Paul Flynn said: ‘If Amazon is providing the platform for books that wouldn’t be published otherwise, it is responsible.
    ‘This is a cavalier attitude to inflammatory material.’

    Those charging between 77p and £1.48 earn a 35 per cent royalty on each sale, with Amazon taking the rest, while authors charging £1.49 or more keep 70 per cent.


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    There are so many books written for sole intention to defame Jews beside Anti-jew academic syllabus in many Islamic country. I don't see Jews coming on street or making absurd and unrealistic demand when actually they have reasons to do so.

    IMHO, Hindus, Jews and Christians don't give such importance because deep down they are not insecure about religion. It's confidence about religion which has tested millennia of difficult time.

    How Muslims are gonna stop in the age of internet ? Every now and then, A new Anti-Islam organisation is coming up to counter Islamic mindset somewhere in the world.

    Why Muslims only have such reservation ? If they have, Why they continue Anti Non-Muslims campaign everywhere ? I find totally absurd, ridiculous and hypocrisy!



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    ^^ certainly an interesting logic but I think this has more to do with wahabi ideology.
     
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    UK Muslims are paki Muslim, all bloody mirpuriye , all jihadis
     
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    @Galaxy.

    Your title is misleading. UK muslims in this case are calling for a ban, on a book already banned. Amazon's kindle direct publishing is bending the rules.
     
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    Books should not be banned.
     
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    ^^^
    Ban is not about a particular book but any book which doesn't indicates Muslims in positive manner.

    Anyone can use Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service to upload an ebook and set their own price

     
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    ^^ Quite clearly


    The author, Jake Neuman, says of its content on his own website: ‘The writings contained in this book are now illegal in most Western countries.’

    But users of amazon.co.uk can access his work at the click of a mouse.

    The Muslim Council of Britain has now called for Amazon to ‘take proper responsibility’ for the content of the books on its site.

    They added: ‘Freedom of expression should not be unlimited, and publications that cause anti-Muslim hatred, anti-Jewish hatred or homophobic hatred should not be allowed.’

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