Amazon removes Tommy Robinson’s book on Islam from sale

The online retail giant Amazon has removed copies of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon’s (Tommy Robinson) co-authored book ‘Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam’.

The book, first published in 2017, was available to purchase on February 25, 2018, but following Facebook’s decision to ban the far-right provocateur from its platform and Instagram yesterday, the book is no longer available.

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To search for the book through Google brings up the notification that the page is ‘no longer functional’ on Amazon.

Nor can you find the book through Robinson’s author page on Amazon, as the listing remains unavailable. His book ‘Enemy of the State’, however, remains on sale.

Amazon states that products “that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views” are prohibited from sale.

Amazon also “reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of listings on its site, and remove any listing at any time.”

Facebook had warned Robinson that if he continued to break Community Guidelines on the platform, he risked having his personal and professional pages removed.

In a blog post, Facebook said: “When ideas and opinions cross the line and amount to hate speech that may create an environment of intimidation and exclusion for certain groups in society – in some cases with potentially dangerous offline implications – we take action. Tommy Robinson’s Facebook page has repeatedly broken these standards, posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims. He has also behaved in ways that violate our policies around organized hate.”

Posts which broke guidelines on hate speech included a post calling Muslims “filthy scum bags”, a post urging people to terrorise and behead those who follow the Qur’an, and a post which urged individuals to “make war” on Muslims.

Nor will Yaxley-Lennon be able to create new profiles or business pages on Facebook in the future.

YouTube remains the only major platform where Robinson remains active, despite the Google-owned video sharing platform de-monetising his channel for breaching advertising rules.

Last November, PayPal banned Yaxley-Lennon from its service, and Twitter banned him in March 2018.

Nor is ‘Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam’ without heavy criticism.

The book is also unavailable from Waterstones.




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