Thousands sign petition to remove Tommy Robinson book on Quran from Amazon

Tommy Robinson

A petition has been signed by nearly 3,000 people to remove Tommy Robinson’s new book on the Quran from Amazon.

The activist Maz Saleem, whose father was murdered by a neo-Nazi terrorist in Birmingham in 2013, started the petition on the 38 Degrees website to remove “Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam.”

The petition states: “We need to live in unity with Christian, Jews, Black, White and Muslims, Robinson’s book seeks to demonise two billion Muslims simply because of their faith. The dragon seed of racism in the 20th century delivered such hate that it ended in genocide. Today we are witnessing the same type of hatred being built up by individuals such as Tommy Robinson and the far-right ideologies he supports…

“Robinson’s book feeds into a narrative which has already led in the UK to racist attacks on Muslims…. Some include murders and the majority of these attacks are on Muslim women. We must take a stand and demand the removal of this publication of racist propaganda. Which can only fuel more hatred. Its removal will be a significant boost to defend democratic human rights.”

If you want to sign the petition you can do so here.

Robinson, who has no academic credentials or expertise on Islam and does not speak Arabic, is one of Britain’s most prominent critics of Islam and “Muslim extremists.”

He is the co founder and former spokesman and leader of the right-wing English Defence League. He led the EDL from 2009 until 8 October 2013, when he was persuaded to leave the organisation and discuss alternative ways of tackling extremism with the think tank Quilliam.

In 2015 he became involved with the development of Pegida UK, a British chapter of the German-based Pegida organisation, presenting a stated purpose to counter the “Islamisation of our countries.”

The Amazon description of his book states: “This book makes it perfectly clear that Islam is a religion of war and conquest… The book shows how, since year 1 of the Islamic calendar, Jihad has been the fundamental component leading to Islam’s success… We prove that “Islam is a Religion of Peace” is The Grand Lie of the 21st century, a form of Holocaust Denial refusing to recognize the endless slaughter of non-Muslims by Muslims.”

It adds: “Islam was a failure until Mohammed started to make killing unbelievers an act of worship within Islam.”

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