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Amazon Accused of Making Big Profits by Selling E-books on Terror and Violence

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Amazon, the online books giant is having to give some answers after facing flak over making big bucks selling offensive e-books on topics ranging from bomb-making to growing drugs.
 Amazon Accused of Making Big Profits by Selling E-books on Terror and Violence
Amazon Accused of Making Big Profits by Selling E-books on Terror and Violence
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According to The Daily Mail, Amazon sells a vast number of e-books, which are downloaded by readers from its website, for as little as a pound.

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

Some of the e-books on the website include anti-Semitic prose and instructions on growing marijuana.

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

The author, Jake Neuman, said: "The writings contained in this book are now illegal in most Western countries."

But users can access his work at a 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."

Source: ANI
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