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Dodgy book ditched by Amazon

Global retailer Amazon yesterday responded to a tabloid-stoked outrage by removing a paedophilic guidebook from sale.

The book, entitled The Paedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct, was listed in its Kindle e-books section.

US author Phillip Grieves II, defended his book. He said: ‘This is my attempt to make paedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow.

‘I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of paedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps lighter sentences should they be caught.’

After the book went on sale in October 28, Amazon chieftains ignored complaints from child safety groups and parents, issuing this statement: ‘Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable. We support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.’

But the firm yesterday went back on earlier comments and withdrew the book, striking a hammer blow to the paedophilic cause. Guess we can all rest easy in out beds tonight.

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