Banned by bookseller Amazon.
The modern dark age: Amazon has without explanation removed a book about Islam, The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology and written by ex-Muslim Ibn Warraq, essentially blacklisting it from sale.
A search at Amazon confirms this fact. The book is no longer available there.
The publisher, New English Review, said this in its press release:
Amazon’s banning of the Warraq book follows on the heels of their earlier banning of another NER Press title, “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal” by Peter McLoughlin, which chronicles the actions, or rather the inaction, of the police, social services, justice system and government in the face of the widespread phenomenon of very young British girls being groomed and then pimped out and held in virtual sex slavery by gangs of grown men.
…As usual, no specific reason has been given for this latest book’s removal. NER Press appealed and that appeal was denied within two hours. “The Islam in Islamic Terrorism” had been on sale since May of 2017 and “Easy Meat” since March of 2016. Both had over 85% five-star ratings and both sold well. Mr. Warraq is the author of 17 books and “The Islam in Islamic Terrorism” was also translated into Korean.
Nor are these two books the only books Amazon has banned. In February 2021 it banned When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment, apparently because that book had the nerve to strongly criticize the queer movement.
All the books that have been banned are books that the left does not like, two because they opposed the gay agenda, and the third because it dared outline the terrorist roots in Islam. As Robert Spencer notes in his own column about this banning:
Leftists will say, as they always say to criticism of the social media giants, that Amazon is a private company that can do what it wants and that if patriots don’t like it, they can start their own bookstore.
Remember bookstores? There used to be many in every American city. They all had different selections, based on the owners’ perspectives and interests. But now they are almost all gone. Amazon dominates the book market, and Barnes & Noble takes most of the rest. If Amazon decides that your book is not acceptable, then most people who are interested in books will never have the opportunity to see it at all.
As an author myself, I can tell you without any qualification that if Amazon bans a book, it essentially removes the book from the public eye. This is an unhealthy situation, but it presently is the reality. It is why in my ads for my books on my webpage I always encourage buyers to buy directly from my publisher, ebookit. Direct purchases not only reduce Amazon’s monopoly, those sales strengthen ebookit, thus encouraging competition.
In fact, as a general rule, if you find a book on Amazon that you are interested in buying, you should always do a web search for its publisher. I guarantee that publisher will have a webpage where you can buy the book direct. Do so. Help independent publishers and weaken the totalitarian censors at Amazon.