November 11th, 2010
06:39 PM ET

'Pedophile's guide' pulled from Amazon.com

The controversial e-book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" has been pulled from Amazon.com, a spokesman for the online retailer confirmed Thursday.

The self-published title's appearance on Amazon.com led to a public uproar and calls for a boycott of the site. As of late Wednesday, more than 2,000 Amazon.com users had left comments on the listing, nearly all of them condemning the site for selling the title.

The e-book's author, Phillip R. Greaves II, said he published the controversial tome to address what he considers unfair portrayals of pedophiles in the media.

When asked about the controversy, Amazon.com spokesman Drew Herdener would not respond.

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  1. Aure

    Censorship indeed. Even when we can now justify this it is still a slippery slope.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. peter

    freedom OF SPEECH

    November 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ronald

    ROGER BLATTO you are pathetic. You use half-truths to support a weak argument that Muhammad was a pedophile. First of all, would you defend Issac, the Jewish Patriarch, who married Rebakkah when she was only 10 years old? What about fact that as little as 100 years ago, not 1400 years ago, laws in the USA, allowed girls as young as 8 to get married in Delaware and as young as 10 in California with parental consent, to get married? Don't believe go look up the age of consent in google. Even today, in Christian Spain, girls may marry as young as 12 with parental consent. Lastly, when Muhammad was the most powerful man in Arabia in his last years of his life, he could have married any young women he wanted but didn't even after he was offered a woman as young as Aisha and why did he wait until Aisha got her period to consummate the marriage? Obviously, because that was custom of the time to wait until a girl reaches the first sign of maturity. The hypocrisy of your argument is soo evident, that you say the standards of Muhammad time considered him a pedophile, when even his worst enemies, who criticized his mulitple marriages, didn't criticize his marriage to the 9 year old Aisha until the last 50 years.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • vonStemwede

      Isn't it funny that God "told" Mohammad that a man can't have more than for wive - well, except for Mohammad who had as many as he wanted When he wresled within himself about marrying nine-year old Aiyisha, God conveniently said, "Oh, my prophet, why do you deny your slef what I have given you?" Mohammad was always falling into trances in which God told him he could have what he wanted. That's the very proof that he was a false prophet. Never trust a man whom God tells he can have more money and women than anyone else. God's not like that Prophets are supposed to be above the rest of us, not beneath

      November 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. itsajokesochillout

    Hmm strange I'm writing a book (the young childerens guide to pleasuring a pedophile) hope my sales are not effected by this in any way I don't know how I would afford wine cookies and a michael jackson mask

    November 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jamal

    For everyone writing about Islam, how bout you actually read the book you ignorant pieces of trash. Racism is evidently still alive and well in this world. How bout you quit judging other people and worry about your horrible religion that promotes hate...yeah read the bible, it says it!

    November 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • vonStemwede

      LOL...It's okay for you to hate, but not others. Classic Islamic taqiyyah. Mo would be proud of you.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mudhaq

    These kind of irresponsible corporate behaviours should not go unpunished!.. Amazon exist to serve not only the intrest of its shareholders (profits) but other Stakeholders (Customers).. it will be a big leson to any corporate if we bring this corportate down.. Please, all responsible mother, further, brother, sister all from walk of life!.. think about it!!.. that could be your son, your doughter, your sister, your brother, your relative.. there life just destryed by Pedophile in his fantacy world... lets cancel our membership with this compny and stop buying any thing from Amazon!. if you read this message please, join me and do the right things!
    Thanks

    November 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ronald

    By last 50 years, I meant last century, because christian missionaries didn't even care through out the middle ages about the Prophet's marriage to Aisha, considering it normal for many nobles and kings at the time

    November 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jesus is Dumb

    "Doughter"?! Hahaha! Christian short-bus! Jesus is a story, get over it.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tam

    "unfair portrayals of pedophiles in the media." - and what would be a "fair" portrayal?!

    November 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Troy from S'port

    Misleading headline......I thought it meant that Amazon stopped selling the Bible.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Harm Reduction

    It's strange to see pedophiliacs use the Harm Reduction argument.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Matt SObel

    where do all these AMerican dolts come from? i'm matt sobel and i matter

    November 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Derek

    Sheeple! This is obviously part of a police/FBI operation to collect names to track.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. She Blogs About Music

    My favorite part: "unfair portrayals of pedophiles in the media"

    Sorry, but if you're a pedophile...unfairness in the way the media handles your revolting pursuit of children should be the least of your worries.
    AND: you do not deserve much in my book.

    November 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Denise

    Censor all pedophiles and pedophile "advocates."

    November 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
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