The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) read Amazon, Google, AudioBooks and Barnes & Noble for promoting and selling White supremacist and pro-confederate materials. The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has called for the removal of any digital audio books and related social media ads that share those stories, via an annoucement made yesterday (December 9).
“It is inexcusable for internet retailers like Amazon, Google, Audio Books, and Barnes and Noble to profit from the mainstreaming of White supremacist historical revisionism that celebrates the treason of the Confederacy and excuses the abomination of slavery,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw.
The proposed boycott includes the titles “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War,” “The South Was Right” and neo-Nazi recruitment novel “The Turner Diaries.”
According to CAIR, these narratives not only promote White supremacist themes, but erroneous versions of history. For example, “The Politically Incorrect Guide…” reportedly said the 14th Amendment was "never properly ratified;” “The South Was Right!” promotes that the Confederacy “was an independent country invaded, captured, and still occupied by a vicious aggressor;” and The Southern Poverty Law Center called “The Turner Diaries” “a key inspiration for Timothy McVeigh's 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.”