Happy Banned Books Week

Today marks the beginning of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. Yes, I know it’s the end of a week. I don’t schedule these things. So in observance of this event and as a nod to our pesky, worldwide-riot-inducing first amendment rights, I’ll be posting passages from banned books, past and present. Let’s start things off right, with a peek into the Quran, which was banned in Soviet Russia from 1926 to 1957, along with other religious texts.

1. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Allah; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

2. His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; He quickeneth and He giveth death; and He is Able to do all things.

From Chapter 57, The Iron.