MP calls for Amazon police probe over selling of anti-Semites’ works

MP calls for Amazon police probe over selling of anti-Semites’ works

Labour MP urges investigation of the online retailer for hosting material by convicted racists who urged followers to kill Jews

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An MP has called for a police investigation into Amazon after it was revealed that the major online retailer was selling books by convicted anti-Semites who had urged followers to kill Jews.

John Mann MP, who heads the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Semitism, urged action against the bookseller for profiting from jihadi and rabidly anti-Semitic texts, saying: “This is giving assistance to terrorists and putting lives at risk.”

Among the offensive authors whose works are for sale is Abdullah el-Faisal, also known as Trevor Forrest, who was sentenced to nine years in prison in Britain for urging his followers to murder Jews, Hindus, Christians, and Americans.

Examples of anti-Semitic books for sale include ‘Planet Rothschild: The Forbidden History of the New World Order,’ while the 1940 Nazi film ‘Jud Suss,’ described as “Joseph Goebbels’ malevolent masterpiece,” is for sale as a “deluxe” edition.

Books by convicted Holocaust denier David Irving, a British historian, are also available on the site, because unlike in Germany, there are no UK laws explicitly prohibiting Holocaust denial.

Fiyaz Mughal, an anti-extremism campaigner and founder of charity Tell MAMA, told MailOnline that Amazon was “effectively peddling hate,” adding: “You wouldn’t see this stuff in bookshops. How can we be seeing hardened Al Qaeda and ISIS rhetoric on the world’s biggest online book retailer?”

MailOnline said that after it approached Amazon about the books, the company confirmed that it had now removed one title from sale, that being ‘The Synagogue of Satan: The Secret History of Jewish World Domination.’

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