GET YOUR FREE QURAN
I went to the site, and its the standard "We want you to become a Muslim so you can share our joy" kind of nonsense. I actually signed up for one. I've been meaning to read the Quran anyway, and getting a free copy costs these people some money that they could be using on other people, who may be less adept at thinking critically.
At first, I just thought it was funny. It's obvious the person who put it there had no idea what the book was about (or was too stupid to think it through thoroughly). Imagine reading about the treatment of Ms. Ali at the hands of her Muslim family and community as a child, and her need for protection from Islamists today in the Netherlands, of all places. Then imagine finding this note in the middle of the book and thinking "Yeah, I should give Islam a try!" I'm sure the person who put the note there practices a more benign, peaceful version of Islam, but its certainly not the best place to convince your audience that it's worth a shot.
But thinking about it, I'm starting feel a little bit angry about it. What would you think if you were reading a copy of Night by Elie Weisel, or Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, and you found a note that said something like:
DID THE HOLOCAUST REALLY HAPPEN?
I think most would find this genuinely offensive. Think about the people who might read her book. Certainly there would be people who went through what Ali experienced, or have some other emotional connection with her plight. And you're trying to convince them that Islam is A-OK? It's one thing to advertise your own idiotic theory in general, but to hide it in a place like this seems in poor taste. I certainly support free speech, even when its insensitive and obviously not well thought out. But I can still be annoyed by it.
Of course if the person didn't know the subject matter of Infidel, they didn't mean to be offensive. But shouldn't you at least get a passing familiarity with the subject matter of the book before blindly putting your own advertisement in it? They at least thought about it, since they were obviously targeting infidels, given the title of the book. I doubt those notes were in books having nothing to do with religion, or in any of the Christian Bibles. (Could you imagine the uproar if some zealous Christian found that note in one of their precious Bibles?)
Then again, sometimes I tend to over-think these things, and I have periods where I feel like I might be overreacting. Am I being too sensitive here?