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Online books giant Amazon making huge profits selling e-books on 'terror, violence'

Online books giant Amazon has been accused of making profit by selling offensive, racist and potentially dangerous e-books on topics ranging from bomb-making to growing drugs.

books Updated: Jun 25, 2012 12:55 IST

Online books giant Amazon has been accused of making profit by selling offensive, racist and potentially dangerous e-books on topics ranging from bomb-making to growing drugs.

According to The Daily Mail, Amazon sells a vast number of e-books, which are downloaded by readers from its website, for as little as a pound.

It allows anyone to upload an e-book for sale, without safeguards against content that would be refused by traditional publishers.

Some of the e-books on the website include anti-Semitic prose and instructions on growing marijuana.

One e-book, Prophet Muhammad: Monster of History, includes images of a Koran being burned and a woman being hanged.

The author, Jake Neuman, said: "The writings contained in this book are now illegal in most Western countries."

But users can access his work at a click of a mouse.

The Muslim Council of Britain has now called for Amazon to 'take proper responsibility' for the content of the books on its site.

They added: "Freedom of expression should not be unlimited, and publications that cause anti-Muslim hatred, anti-Jewish hatred or homophobic hatred should not be allowed."