The Peadoguide. Available form Amazon. Banned!

Apparently Amazon are selling a guidebook for peadophiles.

Gosh. How very dare they.

Angry consumers are calling for a boycott of online retailer Amazon after it emerged it was selling an e-book offering advice to paedophiles.

It was published in October and was reportedly priced at $4.79 (£2.97) for the Kindle electronic reader.
The author, listed as Phillip Greaves II, outlined the premise of his book in the product description posted on the site.
"This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow," Fox News quotes it as reading.
It went on: "I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter [sic] sentences should they ever be caught."
Why do these campaigners still not get it? So they have found a piece of rather nasty literature on the Internet. What they should be doing is ignoring it. What they have actually done, by making so much noise, is given it free publicity on Sky News' home page.

They have also given it a lot of publicity through Facebook:

It has caused outrage among consumers and a Facebook page has been created calling for a boycott of the company based in Seattle in the US.

"This is totally unacceptable," one Facebook user wrote, "this is not about freedom of speech. This is a how-to guide for pedophiles! Shame on you Amazon.com."
For shame! However, this is about freedom of speech. Freedom of speech means the freedom to say any vile and twisted thing you want, no matter how crackpot. The minute you take away the freedom to say one thing, the principal of extension kicks in until anyone can censor anyone else for any little reason.

In response to the criticism, the online retail giant said in a statement: "Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable."
"Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions."

Now that is freedom of speech

However, the site has now removed the book from sale.
Oh. That's not.
A little note for all the people who are upset/offended/object to/dislike the words of others.
Freedom of speech walks hand in hand with the freedom not to listen or read, the freedom to switch over and the freedom not to buy.
Be free.

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