Posted Mar 06, 2019 by Michael L. Brown

With the news last week that Amazon has banned Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam, co-authored by British activist Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin, Amazon has crossed a very dangerous and precarious line.

Two immediate questions come to mind. First, why ban a book critiquing Islam when a host of other books critiquing – no, harshly attacking – other religious faiths are available on Amazon? Second, why ban this book and not other books that critique Islam? Why draw the line here?

When McLoughlin, who helped expose the “grooming” crimes committed by some British Muslims, received word that the book had been removed from Amazon, he wrote, “This is the twenty-first century equivalent of the Nazis taking out the books from university libraries and burning them.

“Can you think of another scholarly book on Islam that has been banned by Amazon? Mein Kampf is for sale on Amazon. As are books like the terrorist manual called The Anarchist Cookbook.”

Yet Mohammed’s Koran gets banned?

According to Robert Spencer, who has authored scholarly works critiquing the Koran, Robinson and McLoughlin’s book “endeavors to illustrate how violent jihadists justify their actions by referring to Islamic texts and teachings -- and that’s all. Robinson and McLoughlin call for no violence. Their book is accurate.”

Indeed, one could readily ask, if their book was banned by Amazon, why not ban Spencer’s related books, such as: The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion; or, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran; or The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades); or The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS? (Note that this last title, released in 2018, is currently #1 on Amazon under the category, “Muhammad and Islam.”)

Do you see where this is going?

More disturbingly, why ban Mohammed’s Koran while allowing books to be sold on Amazon like these, by Christian author Texe Marrs? Among his many books are: Holy Serpent of the Jews: The Rabbis' Secret Plan for Satan to Crush Their Enemies and Vault the Jews to Global Dominion (published in 2016); and Blood Covenant With Destiny: The Babylonian Talmud, the Jewish Kabbalah, and the Power of Prophecy (published in 2018).

According to Marrs, “The Jews are on the fast track to their occult fate. They have made an agreement with hell, a covenant with death, and payments on their debt to Satan must be made in accordance with that contractual agreement.”

Yes, “The ultimate goal of the Jews is the annihilation of almost every Gentile man, woman, and child and the establishment of a satanic Jewish-led global dictatorship (the Jewish Utopia) encompassing the planet. This goal is expressed by the Jews in their most sacred books, the Babylonian Talmud and the Kabbalah.” (For the record, I’ll be addressing the writings of Marrs in the revised and updated version of my book Our Hands Are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the ‘Church’ and the Jewish People, due out in September).

I own the Kindle version of Mohammed’s Koran, having purchased it in 2017. And although I haven’t read all of it, I can tell you that nothing I have seen in the book comes anywhere close to Marrs’s insidious attacks on the Talmud and Kabbalah.

Why are his books available while Mohammed’s Koran is not?

Is it that Robinson has become a marked man? Is it because of pressure from Islamic activists? Whatever the reason, it is not good enough.

By banning this book, Amazon is opening up one of two possibilities: Either Amazon will not be consistent, thereby demonstrating extreme hypocrisy. Or Amazon will start banning many other books, leading to a very dangerous precedent.

Which books and authors will be next? And what can conservative, Bible believers expect? Perhaps our books opposing LGBT activism or exposing the evils of abortion will be next?

Amazon has no problem publishing atheistic attacks on religion, like Richard Dawkins’ bestseller The God Delusion.

In this book, Dawkins famously claimed that, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

How many Bible believers did this offend, including both Jews and Christians? How many find these words to be ugly and bigoted? Should Amazon then ban The God Delusion? And again, I found nothing in Mohammed’s Koran attacking Allah with this same level of vitriol.

An almost endless stream of objectionable volumes could be listed here, including books like, The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians; or Jesus the Sorcerer; or There Was No Jesus, There Is No God: A Scholarly Examination of the Scientific, Historical, and Philosophical Evidence & Arguments for Monotheism.

If Mohammed’s Koran is banned, why not ban these?

To repeat: Amazon has crossed a very dangerous and precarious line, and this Bezos-owned mega-company needs to revere course quickly, issuing an apology and reinstating the book.

Anything less than this is a cause for real concern.

If you agree – even if you are a Muslim or an atheist – I encourage you to let Amazon know.


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PEB216 posted a comment · May 04, 2019
As of today's date (May 4, 2019), Peter McLoughlin & Tommy Robinson's book, "Mohammed's Koran," is available on Amazon ($24.88). A few days ago, not even a used copy of this book was available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. So the question is: Why is Amazon now making this book available? I had written a number of radio celebrities (Limbaugh, Beck, and O'Reilly) suggesting that they look into this matter. Could their inquiries (if they made any) have resulted in a change of heart? I had also tried to buy this book at McLoughlin's website, but paypal would NOT process my order. I emailed McLoughlin, this is his response: "Sabotage by Paypal. They will provide no clear explanation why they are causing these problems, nor what I can do to end them, nor when they will end." By the way, I did read McLoughlin & Robinson's book (the 101 page Introduction, not the Chronological Koran located on pp. 105-332). They were very clear that the British government was covering up the extent of the problem (what they called "The Grand Lie"). Just to be on the safe side, they ended their introduction with this disclaimer: "One last thing: if you think our book explaining why Muslims kill for Islam is a book promoting murder, then you are so deeply indoctrinated that you cannot tell the difference between the criticism of evil and the endorsement of evil." This is a fascinating book. 563 footnotes (pp. 334-384) and a listing of "Recommended Books" on pp. 385-387, but the most important section of this book is Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall's translation of the Koran placed in Chronological Order (this is very, very important). Let me quote McLoughlin & Robinson on the importance of this arrangement: "Remember, as you start to read the following Koran [pp. 105-332], the first things you are reading are the very last commands spoken by Mohammed, commands which Muslims believe are the unchanging word of Allah, valid for all eternity and which no later Islamic leader can ever rescind. These are verses commanding war and slaughter for those unbelievers who will not convert to Islam or who will not agree to be subjugated by the rules imposed upon the unbeliever by Muslims. For decades, this view of Islam has been concealed from us by our political leaders, our journalists, our religious leaders." (Page 99.) In my opinion, these are the two books that everyone should read: (1) F. W. Burleigh's "It's All about Muhammad" and (2) Peter McLoughlin & Tommy Robinson's "Mohammed's Koran." The first book tells you who Muhammad was and the second book includes the actual Koran in "reverse" chronological order. The abrogated verses are indicated by placing a line through them. I also highly recommend Jay Smith's videos on YouTube. For example, Jay Smith 1 – Islam in Britain: Setting the Scene Jay Smith 2 - Theological Differences Our Hermeneutical Key Jay Smith 3 – Islam’s Practices and Beliefs Jay Smith 4 – Critique of the Qur’an an Internal and External Critique [Jay Smith] 5 – Your Personal Witness to Muslims * Jay Smith 6 – Authority of the Bible Jay Smith 7 – Muhammad – A Historical Critique Jay Smith 8 – Issa vs. Jesus Jay Smith 9 – Understanding and Using Apologetics/Polemics Jay Smith 10 – Which is the True Religion of Peace: Islam or Christianity Jay Smith 11 – Missiological Methodologies * This presentation is by Keith Small.
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justd85 posted a comment · Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Brown, You make several valid and strong points. It is funny that companies and the media are so afraid to critique Islam but are more than ready and almost obsessed with criticizing Christianity and Judaism. I know it is because of the enemy's influence in this world. Evil is called good and good evil. Society feels completely okay with blaspheming Jesus and God in movies, comic books, the news, in academia, and in other arenas. But Islam is off limits, why the double standard? In addition to religious bias, why is Amazon okay with selling pornography and other abusive material but are unwilling to sell a book critiquing Islam? See David Kyle Foster's response to Amazon under " Carries Books Promoting Child Molestation" here:
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Anne posted a comment · Mar 08, 2019
I asked Amazon about this via chat today and this is what they told me: "I’m sorry that the book isn't currently published by the publisher. We apologize for this. Once we get any update on release of kindle edition which will be available for purchase on website." Me: The publisher isn't making it available to Amazon? "We will continue to work with publishers directly and ask that they make their content available for Kindle."
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rwstarkey posted a comment · Mar 07, 2019
Amazon is telling me the publisher is not making it available digitally. Thoughts?