September 18, 2009

Banned Books

I know a few people who love to get banned books, i never actually seek them out.
I usually find out a book is banned after i have read it oo khalast.

I bought satanic verses a few years ago, but never got around to reading it. I plan on doing so soon. I want to know what all the fuss is about surrounding this book.

Another book that iv heard so much about is The jewel of madina. Which is a fictional story based on sayda aisha the prophets wife.

According to University of Texas Professor of history and Middle Eastern Studies,Denis spellberg," the book makes fun of Muslims and their history. the novel is a very ugly, stupid piece of work. I don't have a problem with historical fiction. I do have a problem with the deliberate misinterpretation of history. You can't play with a sacred history and turn it into soft core pornography."

I don't know what the content of the book is, but im going to read it soon and tell you.

There is a recipe for success. i see it a lot these days.
Take a sacred subject, offend a large group of people, and tadaaa!
you got a best seller on your hands.

Did any of you guys read the book ?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM


Frankly speaking, I see no benefit in reading these books, but to each his own. I'm against banning any book by the way.

September 18, 2009 at 12:36 AM  

no but thanks to you now I'm dying to read all of those you've mentioned. Isn’t so weird how our brains function! Why do we pay for offensive books that are certainly going to infuriate us!

September 18, 2009 at 12:41 AM  

:S what kind of a book is that!!! i dont think i want to read it.. and its true what you said, make the book offensive to some group and you got yourself a big seller!!

September 18, 2009 at 1:21 AM  

ok so some banned books are banned a7is cuz of ppls like ignorance. ya3ni ex. diary of anne frank , a couple of yrs ago it was banned, madri if it still sara7a it was a good read, very realistic and interesting.. BS other books like the one ur mentioning..a fictional story 3la sayida aisha sara7a qawiya..ya3ni i just dont see a point in it..just trying to stir up something.. ya3ni i can't judge cuz i haven't read the book nor am i going to.. bs its just the fact that they'd make something fictional 3laiha, i mean why u know? 5ali9aw il characters in the world..

September 18, 2009 at 2:24 AM  

The God Delusion by Prof.Richard Dawkins. It's the "bible" of the atheists. ;)

September 18, 2009 at 3:05 AM  

i lovvve banned books. kil mamnoo3 marghoob.yulla read the book o tell us if its worth reading it. o please if it turn out to be good DONT tell us what happens

September 18, 2009 at 3:08 AM  

oooh li3bity banned bookssss im trying to get ahold of satanic verses.. 3nde quite the collection.. sketchy book shops in beirut are perfect for my hunts!

September 18, 2009 at 3:19 AM  

i didnt read the book, and im not going to because its a waste of time, o 7aram agra shy tafih like this fictional novel or story

September 18, 2009 at 4:53 AM  

I never really read fiction but I definitely agree. There are many books these days that are just pure nonsense. Khaalif to3ref... I think we are to blame sometimes when we make a big fuss about it and make it more popular .. I think people should just ignore these books and they will never get sold.

P.S. You have permission !! :P

September 18, 2009 at 5:31 AM  

you've been tagged !! it's a good one :)

September 18, 2009 at 6:14 AM  

why the hell would u read such a book. Read books that are true, that you can learn from, wayd a7san mn inich tgrain hal kharabe6. Spellberg said it himself its a very ugly, stupid piece of work. whats so intriguing about stupid and ugly??

September 18, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

Well I haven't but your recipe of success is 100% right :) Well People who offend other people and they say its a freedom of speech is kinda not fair.

September 18, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

3ad allah wel banned book ;/

September 18, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

Haven't read any of them unfortunately.
Please , when you finish reading them tell me if they're worth reading .

September 18, 2009 at 10:18 PM  

i've never heard of it, wtf.

September 19, 2009 at 12:15 AM  

im against it too
people should always have the freedom of choice

ur right!
i guess we all have a sadistic part!


golden pink
how else is she gna sell her book?
use a muslim figure

iv heard of it
but never read it
maybe i will

i dont loove them in particular.. a9lan i dont get why most banned books are banned in the first place!

i heard..
so what books did u get a hold of!

on the rocks
u wont know its tafih till u read it. but using sayda 3aysha is def. a big no no

since 2007
like the m7md caricatures.. if we didnt make such a huge deal out of them.. no one would have ever heard of them.. we made them famous. we put ammunition in their hands
and yay!
i published it

ill try to do it ASAP

i like stupid and ugly

its not but it works!


mad art
sure will

now u have

September 19, 2009 at 4:22 AM  

Rushdie's book was not a fun read. The "inflammatory" part wasn't really that much. It was such a heavy, philosophical read. I can't even remember what it was about. :/

I'm against books like Jewel of Medina because I'd hate for the author to get royalties from the sale. I'm not big on erotica either which as I read was basically what this book is.

Also, I would probably get offended considering the book is about Alsayida Aiysha, a Mother of Believers.

September 20, 2009 at 2:09 AM  

A GOOD banned book...

I don't think this one is banned, but i thoroughly enjoyed it...
The White Tiger.

September 20, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

itll probably offednd you and the rest of the muslim world

i already read middle sex..
i didnt know it was banned!

and my sister is reading the white tiger now.. ill read it after shes done

September 20, 2009 at 4:25 PM  

عيدج مبارك
وعساج من العايدين الفايزين

September 20, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

Am not very keen to read something that is banded

maybe I didn't come across any yet

I have the option here in the UK
and Nothing banded

But I will check the books you have mentioned

Eid Mubarak dear

September 21, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

I read Satanic Verses. Honestly, I only think so many people read it because it was banned. It was tedious.

Right now I am reading Girls of Riyadh - it seems sort of superficial, like Shopaholic does Riyadh, but there is a thread that is so authentic it keeps me reading. There is just enough to keep me hooked. Have you read it?

September 22, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

For a while Romeo and Juliet was banned in Kuwait.

I also heard that they banned boigraphies of Mother Theresa when she first died afraid people would convert into christianty

Catch22 is banned in Kuwait too. I have it but haven't read it yet, same with Satanic Verses

Kuwait has the STUPIDEST reasons t ban books. And honestly, they only advertise it more by banning it. Everytime a book is banned i make sure i go out and look for it.

September 23, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

Ungh, whatever, man...Banning books is ridiculous...
Read, read, read, people. I don't care WHAT it is; even the most retarded book on the planet probably has some sort of message behind it.
Ya3nee, shino romeo and juliet gets banned? It's SHAKESPEARE. you're banning SHAKESPEARE. how could you ban shakespeare, for fuck's sake?? 0_0
eh, get your hands on books and read them.
it's more knowledge than you'll get from going to the marina :p

February 12, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

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