Can Muslims Read Islam Inc?

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tigerterry23
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Can Muslims Read Islam Inc?

Post by tigerterry23 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:54 pm

Does anyone have a list of where Burroughs' books have been banned? I had a student a few years ago who was a Muslim and she was required to read Naked Lunch in my class. She told me she wasn't sure if she was allowed to do so by her religion. I suggested she find out. She consulted her religious authorities and they told her that yes, she could read the book, or any book for that matter, she just couldn't allow books to influence her to abandon her faith or go against its teachings. Based on the student's research--she later presented her findings at a conference--it appears to me that Muslims have no basis for rioting against the content of books or movies (the most recent case, of course, being in Libya). They can even read "Islam Inc."

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