Fury over Amazon sale of e-book ‘Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure’

November 11th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Facebook Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Consumers have called for online retail giant Amazon to be boycotted for selling an e-book entitled ‘The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure’.

According to product details on Amazon.com, the e-book, authored by Phillips Greaves, was published late last month, and it is selling for 4.79 dollars on the company’s Kindle Store.

“This is my attempt to make paedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain [sic] rules for these adults to follow,” Fox News quoted a product description as stating.

“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 lighter sentences should they ever be caught,” it read.

The content has led to hundreds of tweets criticizing Amazon for allowing the title to be sold. A Facebook page has been created calling for a boycott of the Seattle-based company.

“This is totally unacceptable. This is not about freedom of speech. This is a How To Guide For Paedophiles! Shame on you Amazon.com,” one Facebook posting read.

But the online store is standing firm by its decision to sell the e-book.

“Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because others or we believe their message is objectionable,” the company said in a written statement.

“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,” it added.

Child online safety advocacy group Enough is Enough says it isn’t surprised that someone would publish such a book, but believes that Amazon should remove it.

It says selling the book lends the impression that child abuse is normal. (ANI)

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