Little Green Footballs has published a letter from a Borders employee showing that the corporate dhimmitude there extends to far more than their refusal to stock a magazine that has reprinted the Muhammad cartoons. They also make sure that their Qur’ans appear only on the top shelf in all their bookstores:
I work for Borders Books and after reading the article you posted on Wed. 3/29 about our company not carrying the magazine due to it showing the dreaded cartoons of blasphemy, I thought I should write with another tidbit of information I learned about my company the other week.
I was shifting rows of books in our religion section and it happened to be that all of our Koran books (a section on its own) ended up on the bottom shelf. The next day I was informed by my General Manager that it is Borders policy as a whole (not my particular store) that due to complaints in the past from Muslim customers, we are not allowed to put our copies of the Koran on any shelf other than the top.
When I heard of this I became so infuriated that the company I work for (and I do love working for it) has caved in to Islamic pressure and is still continuing to do so. I love my job and my company but it does deeply disturb me to see what is happening to it.
Imagine, as Charles Johnson points out, if a Christian group demanded that Bibles be placed only on the top shelf. I expect that the mainstream media might even find that newsworthy enough to engage in a bit of ridicule and scare-mongering. But when it comes to Muslims demanding special treatment for the Qur’an, and Borders readily caving, that’s just business as usual.