The transatlantic Powers That Be are doing their mightiest to make Tommy Robinson into a non-person. Following his banishment by numerous social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and possibly others that I’m not familiar with), Amazon recently banned sales of Tommy’s book Mohammed’s Koran.
Peter McLoughlin, Tommy’s co-author, has now set up a website where people can purchase Mohammed’s Koran. He sends along this explanation of what happened, what he is doing now, and the significance of the affair in the larger scheme of things:
I’m sure you know that Tommy has been banned from Facebook and Instagram. In addition Amazon have banned Mohammed’s Koran and deleted it from their database (which means even second-hand copies cannot be sold).
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.
My recent research shows that the content of Mohammed’s Koran is being taught in universities across the West; that is, they are teaching the chronological order of the Koran and what this means with respect to abrogation. However, the academics are using a 1953 book which is being reprinted every two years. Clearly they know this subject is important (or else an obscure scholarly book from 1953 would not be reprinted every two years).
Having spent far too many years doing research in universities, I know how they desperately scrabble around for subjects on which to write books and articles. So if this was any other subject than one which truthfully explains the pervasive and perennial problem of Islamic terrorism, then there would be half a dozen books published on it over a couple of decades. But I suspect no academic dares to write an updated account on this topic for fear that either a) Muslims will kill them or b) the general public might get wind of the importance of the issue.
We live in dark times. I suppose I should take some pride in having written a book with 600 footnotes that is worth banning.
I have asked Amazon for an explanation why they have banned the book, but I’ve no idea if any explanation will be forthcoming.
Now for the good news: I’ve made arrangements for a new site where people can place orders for Mohammed’s Koran. The direct address is www.mohammeds-koran.com/store/.
I haven’t given up the fight to put pressure on Amazon. At the very least I want a rationale from them why Mohammed’s Koran is banned whilst Mein Kampf, The Anarchist Cookbook and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are not. Of course, if Mohammed’s Koran is banned when it denounces the violence and hatred in the Koran, then all copies of the Koran should be banned, too.
Ironically, I’m not even sure I want the ban lifted. The ban itself demonstrates the argument of the book — that the elite know the truth about Islam but are systematically deceiving the public. If Mohammed’s Koran had not been banned I would have been disappointed, as the lack of a ban would indicate to me that the book was not as perfectly pitched as I had hoped. The book was intended to break through the barrier that seems to face all of the excellent books written critiquing Islam by people more expert and more capable than us.
I’ve lost count of the number of orders which have come in since the ban two weeks ago, but it is easily equivalent to the total orders for the preceding six months. One small bookshop in Britain has placed an order for 52 books, which is more than the total number of copies than they have ordered in the past 18 months.
Once again, Mohammed’s Koran may be purchased here. An ad for the book that includes this link is now on our sidebar.