Monday, June 30, 2008

Armstrong Unbanned

Sometimes common sense wins.

I learned from Roosfa Hashim's article in Utusan Malaysia today that Karen Armstrong's A History of God which was officially banned in May 2005 is now now longer on the banned books list and is beginning to reappear in the bookshops.

12 comments:

Jordan said...

Yay!

Ted Mahsun said...

That's nice. But have they unbanned her biography of Muhammad. That's the book I want to read.

Madcap Machinist said...

Great news! This is a book I want.

BK said...

And at a certain bookstore here, we're celebrating by giving it 20% discount. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Should never even have been banned in the first place!

- PPDD

Chet said...

I saw copies of it on display at both MPH and Borders at The Curve this afternoon. They obviously had stock and the book was just banned and they didn't have to surrender their stock.

bibliobibuli said...

doubt it, chet. books aren't warehoused that long usually.

Anonymous said...

Now MPH and/or Karen Armstrong should have a "BANNED IN MALAYSIA !" sticker on the book :)

Web Sutera said...

Why this book should be banned? No need to do this. Let ppl think & read. After all, this is a kind of democracy, rite?

For me I believe in Islam & will be forever.

Two books, The Missing Page and Ransom By Douglas Chua, have been banned (too) by KDN Johor Bahru, Johor

bibliobibuli said...

anon - yes, nothing sells a book like being banned

web sutera - well said.

chua's books were not actually officially banned and i think now should be available again. maybe we should investigate

Web Sutera said...

Dear Sharon,
I hv Chua's books & already read. Really good.

Robert Britt said...

very interesting book. bought it years ago while I was searching for truth.