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Antifa919 Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:32 PM
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Middle Eastern bookstore recommends Hitler's "Mein Kampf"
Fury as Virgin Megastore recommends Hitler's Mein Kampf

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Virgin Megastore has pulled Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf from its 'recommended' reads in its Qatar store after a social media backlash on Twitter.

The music, entertainment and media retailer came under fire as pictures have been circling the internet of a 'Virgin Recommends' book shelf with Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf for sale and published in Arabic.

Virgin recommended the book in its store in the Landmark Shopping Centre in Doha. It has since taken it off the shelves.

Charlie Gandelman took the picture and then posted it on Twitter after he was alerted to it by his friend Anna Peregrini.

He said: "My friend was very shocked and sent a very passionate email to Virgin but got no response. I have seen this book on sale before but to have it in the recommended section of an international British brand associated with Richard Branson is surprising. After Anna got no response from the company I posted it on twitter to see where it would go."

Anna, 39, who also lives in Qatar, said: "It is one thing for this to be on sale, I do not believe in censorship, but to be promoted in this way crosses a line. This isn't a specialist history bookshop, it only has a small number of such titles on sale, so the fact it has been chosen says something, but to be recommended in this way is shocking.

The book was first published in 1925 and charts the Nazi leader's increasing anti-semitic views and hatred of both communism and Judaism.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:38 PM
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1. tried reading that once. most of it was tedious and boring and not at all interesting.
the few parts where he was specific and concrete about his future plans for Germany had some interest to them as text, but most of the book was just poorly written diatribe and preaching. How many ways can one blame others for one's failings without being dull
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:46 PM
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2. Sounds like an Ayn Rand review..
Hmmm..

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Antifa919 Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:31 PM
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3. Funny how history repeats...
It's much like how a lot of modern-day Arabs will blame "Israel" or "Zionists" for their failings.

Some people say that they should be allowed to read M.K. because it will teach them about history. Well these people don't want to learn about history. They are reading it because they need validation and actually endorse Hitler's sick, racist ideas.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:40 AM
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4. Shouldn't this be in the Nonfiction forum? nt
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