Jihad in the Amazon.com

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Online retail giant Amazon.com is profiting from the sale of speeches and writings by one of the world’s most notorious terrorists despite objections from those who argue the website is facilitating the dissemination of jihadist propaganda.

The works of terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki are easily purchased in print, CD, and on Kindle e-readers via Amazon’s site.

Al-Awlaki’s materials are not being sold by Amazon directly but via third parties in the Amazon Marketplace, which acts as a clearinghouse for books, videos, and CDs. Amazon acts as an intermediary and facilitates the sale, taking a portion of the proceeds in the process.

Amazon has failed to remove the writings following multiple appeals from United States terrorism experts who argue that the international online store is aiding the spread of terrorism.

Read more at Free Beacon

2 thoughts on “Jihad in the Amazon.com

  1. I am very upset when people like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer etc are not treated equally as when they want to speak or advertise their messages. It is unjust. However, if that is true, then it must also be true that speech must be protected at Amazon as well, as long as both sides are treated equitably and neither side is screaming the equivalent of fire in a packed theatre. Of course who decides the definition of what “fire” is would be problematic these days. I am not sure anymore if I disagree or agree with this article. These are rough times.

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