Posted on March 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A New Zealand bookstore chain is no longer carrying books by Jordan Peterson, because of the attack on a Christchurch mosque last week.

Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader, which shared an email from Whitcoulls stating the titles had been pulled, says there’s no clear connection between Peterson and the shooting, nor do Peterson’s books endorse violence.

He theorizes that the move is, instead, part of a broader effort to remove Islamophobic titles.

So why specifically Peterson, who is undeniably controversial yet not openly or blatantly anti-Muslim?

Hoffelder points to a wave-making photo of Peterson embracing a fan who’s wearing a shirt that says “I'm a proud Islamaphobe.” (And that’s how the shirt is spelled — error is original.)

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