Sun Mar 24, 2019, 02:41 PM

New Zealand Bookstore Disappears From Facebook, Twitter After Banning Jordan Peterson Book

Seems our New Zealand friends are done with suppressing speech.

"In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque attacks, the New Zealand bookstore Whitcoulls removed psychologist Jordan Peterson's bestselling book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, claiming that the book was connected to the shootings. Shortly afterward, the bookstore's social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter mysteriously disappeared.
Internet journalist Tim Pool shared a message from Whitcoulls on Twitter. "Unfortunately 12 Rules for Life is currently unavailable, which is a decision that Whitcoulls has made in light of some extremely disturbing material being circulated prior, during and after the Christchurch attacks," the bookstore wrote. "As a business which takes our responsibilities to our communities very seriously, we believe it would be wrong to support the author at this time."

Pool slammed the bookstore, noting that Whitcoulls still sells Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto, Mein Kampf. Other users pointed out books explicitly criticizing Islam, given the Christchurch shooter's hatred for Muslims.

Despite Whitcoulls' suggestions, there are no known direct links between the shooter and Jordan Peterson. When the shooter live-streamed his attacks, he encouraged viewers to subscribe to PewDiePie, a YouTube star who has hosted Peterson. Peterson himself has subscribed to PewDiePie, but that hardly means the shooter was inspired by his book."

Balance of article at the link: https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-zealand-bookstore-disappears-from-facebook-twitter-after-banning-jordan-peterson-book/

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