March 30, 2006
— Ace Strangely enough, they still sell books offensive to Christians. But then, the rightwing theocratic fascist Christian movement just doesn't have the pull it used to.
Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries.
"For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority," Borders Group Inc. spokeswoman Beth Bingham said Wednesday.
At least they're honest. They're not claiming they're making the decision due to "respect for different religious values," but because there's a decent chance adherents of The Religion of Perpetually Peevishness will come and bomb or burn bookstores.
That whole "turn the other cheek" stuff just ruined out badass rep.
Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at March 30, 2006 09:33 AM (1+NkI)
Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at March 30, 2006 09:44 AM (JKlMI)
Posted by: Iblis at March 30, 2006 09:54 AM (9221z)
It does us good to see them come out and acknowledge this basic fact - bookstores are not shrines or places of enlightenment, and we should stop according them the respect associated with such places.
As an aside, I wonder how long before the light bulbs start flickering on over the heads of opportunistic nuts and disgruntled bookstore employees that there is now a stated policy of caving to threats of violence, and that violence inflicted over the product line of a given store in the name of some special interest group may in fact constitute legal grounds for the harmed to sue the store itself on grounds that it put them in danger by carrying material inflammatory to said group.
Posted by: Scott at March 30, 2006 10:21 AM (f8958)
Posted by: Scott at March 30, 2006 10:28 AM (f8958)
What we need is a some sort of crusade to get respect back.
Posted by: DDG at March 30, 2006 10:31 AM (4uzEh)
I guess more of the moonbats read Free Inquiry and were able to report this to their Muslim masters in time.
Posted by: Master Shake at March 30, 2006 10:53 AM (VmtE9)
Posted by: Canelone at March 30, 2006 11:34 AM (1Vbso)
At least theuy, unlike the NYT and other media, are honest about it.
Posted by: Reddish Jode at March 30, 2006 01:07 PM (KeOQp)
What are you going to do when they tell you to remove materials that …
display scantily clad women
empower women to leave abusive relationships
discuss sexually explicit material
discuss homosexuality favorably
are critical of Islam
…all because they might inflame Muslim sensibilities?
Seriously, what are you going to do about the next demand that you submit to Muslim sensibilities? When will the insanity end?
Borders will either stand-up now or it will forever be enslaved by these Islamofascists; One book at a time.
I will never set foot in a Borders store again.
Posted by: Craig at March 30, 2006 01:31 PM (VziD3)
Anne Roman at 734-477-1392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Bingham at 734-477-4457 or email@example.com
Holley Stein at 734-477-1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by: Craig at March 30, 2006 01:33 PM (VziD3)
Posted by: Muslihoon at March 30, 2006 01:48 PM (Q8UK2)
Posted by: Leatherneck at March 30, 2006 03:33 PM (D2g/j)
It's not new.
The contradiction with your own misconception of bookstores is not very interesting.
Vendors shape their names, their ads, their image, their stores, and their products to conform with their perceived audience.
Maybe you should get out more.
Posted by: at March 30, 2006 05:15 PM (ANynN)
Be sure to report back on that, okay?
Posted by: at March 30, 2006 05:17 PM (ANynN)
Posted by: at March 30, 2006 06:00 PM (1Vbso)
Posted by: spurwing plover at March 31, 2006 05:21 AM (Dutrh)
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