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Woman says she received desecrated Quran through Amazon.com
San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 5/18/2005 | Gillian Flaccus

Posted on 05/18/2005 5:13:52 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak

LOS ANGELES - A Muslim woman who said she ordered a Quran through Amazon.com only to find profanity and religious slurs written on its cover page asked Wednesday for an apology and a full investigation by the online retailer.

Azza Basarudin, 30, said that she received the Quran by mail on May 5 after ordering it through a used books division of Amazon.com that allows customers to order directly from third-party sellers approved by the company.

When she opened the Quaran, Barasudin said she found profanity and the phrase "Death to all Muslims" written on the inside page in thick black marker. Basarudin, a graduate student in women's studies at UCLA, said she was overwhelmed by fear similiar to what she felt after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks when her sister and mother were targets of anti-Muslim slurs.

"I dropped the book because I didn't know what to do," she said at a news conference at the Islamic Center of Southern California. "I was paralyzed after 9/11 - I couldn't leave my house for a couple of weeks - and I realized that fear was coming back."

Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said his orginization wants a public apology and investigation from Amazon.com, as well as the firing of those responsible for mailing the desecrated book. He would also like Amazon.com to fund educational programs that foster religious tolerance.

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1 posted on 05/18/2005 5:13:52 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

So who will be the first imam to issue a fatwa against Jeff Bezos?


2 posted on 05/18/2005 5:15:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

I'll bet she'll find a finger in there somewhere if she just keeps looking.


3 posted on 05/18/2005 5:16:13 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
Could this possibly be another finger-in-the-chili story? Besides, it wasn't a new Koran. She ordered a used one. Sounds used to me.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "We Have Seen the Light"

4 posted on 05/18/2005 5:16:34 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (For copies of my speech, "Dealing with Outlaw Judges," please Freepmail me.)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

"I dropped the book because I didn't know what to do,"


Doesn't that require a stoning or something?


5 posted on 05/18/2005 5:16:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Anyone who thinks we believe Hillary on any issue is truly a moron.)
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6 posted on 05/18/2005 5:17:01 PM PDT by FROGTOWN CONSERVATIVE
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Sorry, but this woman is full of doo-doo. Amazon.com should just give her $1,000,000 and make her not feel so scared.


7 posted on 05/18/2005 5:17:06 PM PDT by conshack ((Illegal immigration is the #1 threat to Homeland Security))
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To: Paleo Conservative
So who will be the first imam to issue a fatwa against Jeff Bezos?

al-Barnes ibn-Noble.

8 posted on 05/18/2005 5:17:10 PM PDT by dighton
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

I thought that women were not allowed to touch "The Profane Koran".


9 posted on 05/18/2005 5:17:48 PM PDT by ikka
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
Did it have a human finger in it?
10 posted on 05/18/2005 5:18:02 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Next time, maybe she'll buy a NEW book instead of a USED book. With a used book, ya pays yer money and ya takes yer chances.

That said, no book sale is ever final. They have to take it back if she doesn't like it.


11 posted on 05/18/2005 5:18:22 PM PDT by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

"He would also like Amazon.com to fund educational programs that foster religious tolerance."

AKA front groups for terrorist sympathizers


12 posted on 05/18/2005 5:18:45 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Was it rated five and a half stars, "Like New"?


13 posted on 05/18/2005 5:19:19 PM PDT by Argus (Omnia taglinea in tres partes divisa est.)
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"$$$$$KA-CHING$$$$$"

Bingo! That was my first thought.

14 posted on 05/18/2005 5:19:47 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: wyattearp

That said, no book sale is ever final. They have to take it back if she doesn't like it.


Yep, but she must be compensated for her "Pain and suffering" as well as getting her refund.


15 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:01 PM PDT by conshack ((Illegal immigration is the #1 threat to Homeland Security))
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
She probably desecrated it herself.

All she's doing is trying to capitalize on the bogus prison claim. She's pathetic. Doesn't' the koran speak of telling the truth or just killing the "infidel"/ If anything we should ban this book.
16 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:11 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Yea, right. Islamofascism is now the victim. You can saw the head off an infidel, but, don't desecrate the Quran.


17 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:21 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (We won. We don't need to be forgiving. Let the heads roll!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Bush did it.


18 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:24 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

A muslim woman majoring in women's studies? I wouldn't think there are too many feminist muslims.


19 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:36 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: kittymyrib

I wonder if she owns a magic marker.


20 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:45 PM PDT by mhx
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
I dropped the book because I didn't know what to do,

She should be stoned for dropping it and desecrating it further shouldn't she?

21 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:50 PM PDT by listenhillary (If it ain't broke, it will be after the government tries to fix it)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

These people are worshipping an object.

I worship God and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. I honor and respect the words of the Bible, but the physical book is stiil just ink and paper.


The truth is in the word not the ink.


22 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:50 PM PDT by Mark Felton (The secret of happiness is freedom/The secret of freedom is courage/ The secret of courage is Christ)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I guess she was frozen in fear from May 5th till today.


23 posted on 05/18/2005 5:21:14 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Stop the open borders death cult)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
Basarudin, a graduate student in women's studies at UCLA,

That would be strike two..

24 posted on 05/18/2005 5:21:35 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Newly Discovered breed of Cephalopod - Billius Fristus)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

If she bought it used, could be the former owner converted away from the moon god to the God and wrote stuff on the book. That wouldn't be Amazon's fault at all.

If it were a new book, it would be free of everything and if somewhere it got wrote on, then it should be replaced.

Problem these days is you can't know if the complaining party did this to make the news or to try and get bucks from Amazon.


25 posted on 05/18/2005 5:22:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

BS!


26 posted on 05/18/2005 5:22:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mhx

it was likely part of her amazon order : 1 Quran, 1 set of permanent markers, 1 subscription to Newsweek. that was her order.


27 posted on 05/18/2005 5:22:57 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Mark Felton
You're 100% correct. They are performing idolatry, which they claim to be so against.

More evidence that islam is hypocritical, wrong, and plain insane.
28 posted on 05/18/2005 5:23:46 PM PDT by LAURENTIJ
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
she was overwhelmed by fear similiar to what she felt after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Imagine the fear that the people on the 108th floor felt as they prepared to jump to their deaths. Somehow I think that fear was a bit more palpable than the fear that someone feels when they open up a book that has mean things written in it.

29 posted on 05/18/2005 5:24:52 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

I ordered some pornography from Amazon and someone had painted burkhas on the models with a magic marker. I just dropped it and didn't know what to do.


30 posted on 05/18/2005 5:24:53 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: wyattearp
Next time, maybe she'll buy a NEW book instead of a USED book

i thought it was sacrilegious for a non muslim to TOUCH the book, much less USE it...

31 posted on 05/18/2005 5:25:05 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

I have a confession to make....I bought a Koran from Amazon, desecrated it and returned it. Hey, Azza! You got my Koran!


32 posted on 05/18/2005 5:25:13 PM PDT by clintonh8r (So....Is means testing now a conservative value? Apparently 40% of FReepers think it is.)
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To: Numbers Guy

I dunno, when you idolize a book, it can be very sacred. Think of the golden calf, this is the same thing.

Of course it's all ridiculous and self-contradictory.. But we can 'share their islamic pain' as they now bitch and moan about this 'injustice'.

9/11 and bus bombings and any number of attacks on infidels are of course, by definition, not injustice (according to islam)


33 posted on 05/18/2005 5:26:38 PM PDT by LAURENTIJ
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To: clintonh8r

I think I might be getting a desecrated Bible from Amazon any day now. I'm going to be soooo offended!


34 posted on 05/18/2005 5:26:39 PM PDT by Russ
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

I guess she was frozen in fear from May 5th till today.

Back in 1978, I found a Gideon's bible in my hotel room that was descecrated and have been traumatized ever since. Should I file a lawsuit for all my pain and suffering?


35 posted on 05/18/2005 5:26:42 PM PDT by conshack ((Illegal immigration is the #1 threat to Homeland Security))
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

This looks like another finger in the chili.


36 posted on 05/18/2005 5:27:37 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Does it seem to anybody else that these people always over react and are always demanding apoologies?


37 posted on 05/18/2005 5:28:29 PM PDT by Binghamton_native
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Wow! The liberal agenda has even reached the Muslims!


38 posted on 05/18/2005 5:28:33 PM PDT by rocksblues (First there was Terri, whose next? You, me, your child, your wife?)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

here come the lying nuts

Islam is a death cult!


39 posted on 05/18/2005 5:29:23 PM PDT by Nascar Dad (Go Braves!)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

C'mon, who'll be the enterprising FReeper to offer a desecrated Koran on eBay. Take a few photos of the green book at home next to fecal matter. :)


40 posted on 05/18/2005 5:29:25 PM PDT by Textide
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

""I feel awfully bad about it. It's really a shame," Roberts said in a phone interview Wednesday."

You, sir, are a moron.


41 posted on 05/18/2005 5:30:38 PM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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42 posted on 05/18/2005 5:30:54 PM PDT by RippleFire ("It's a joke, son!")
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

The Q'uran/Koran/Kuran/Khhurhawn/etc. is full of profanity and religious slurs by its very nature.


43 posted on 05/18/2005 5:31:07 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (A living affront to Islam since 1959)
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To: Paleo Conservative

"Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said his organization wants a public apology and investigation from Amazon.com, as well as the firing of those responsible for mailing the desecrated book. He would also like Amazon.com to fund educational programs that foster religious tolerance."

MONEY AND PROPAGANDA, GIVE US MONEY AND FREE PROPAGANDA!
This is what it's all about, and I doubt that anyone but this woman is responsible for whatever was written.... I have a simple solution: Muslims, don't buy your holy books from infidel companies like Amazon....


44 posted on 05/18/2005 5:32:21 PM PDT by Enchante (Kerry's mere nuisances: Marine Barracks '83, WTC '93, Khobar Towers, Embassy Bombs '98, USS Cole!!!)
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To: ikka

"I thought that women were not allowed to touch 'The Profane Koran'".

That's the "Holy" Koran.


45 posted on 05/18/2005 5:32:34 PM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: kittymyrib

Maybe it was Newsweek's copy


46 posted on 05/18/2005 5:32:48 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

This bitch needs to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope Amazon doesn't fall for this crap.


47 posted on 05/18/2005 5:33:12 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Cousin Eddie

"Bush did it."

C'mon buddy. You know it was Rove.


48 posted on 05/18/2005 5:33:20 PM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

BULLSHIT


50 posted on 05/18/2005 5:33:47 PM PDT by Petronski (A champion of dance, my moves will put you in a trance and I never leave the disco alone.)
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