Friday, August 26, 2011

CAIR Objects to 9-11 Coloring Book

These are the notes from a CAIR video about the organization’s objections to a children’s coloring book that depicts the perpetrators of 9-11 as Muslim terrorists. The video itself, a news story from Michigan, is below the jump:

(WXYZ) - On the brink of the 10th anniversary of September 11th a new children’s ‘graphic coloring novel’ has emerged.

We want to know; is it appropriate for kids?

According to the publisher, the book entitled ‘We Shall Never Forget 9/11 -- The Kids’ Book of Freedom’ is “designed to be a tool that parents can use to help teach children about the facts surrounding 9/11.”

The book opens on September 11, 2011 with a picture of Osama Bin Laden as he plots the US attacks. It ends nearly 10 years later with the raid of Bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound and his death.

Several pages show both American military and Muslims with guns. The final page of the story shows a bullet flying toward Bin Laden before his death.

Publishers say the book ‘demonstrates honesty, reverence, integrity and good character,’ with ‘a historic and educational perspective.’

7 Action News showed the coloring book to the Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic relations. He calls the book disgusting because it portrays all Muslims as radicals when indeed American Muslims had nothing to do with 9-11 and they were victims as well as first responders that day.

“This publisher is doing a disservice to innocent young minds by showing this type of nonsense. In every single reference to Muslims has to do with radical, extremists, and depictions of people being terrorists,” said Dawud Walid.

Spokesperson for the publisher, Wayne Bell, released a statement to Action News about the use of Osama Bin Laden and said:

“Because they see the man, Osama Bin Laden, get shot in black and white, that provides closure for them.”


Hat tip: Nilk.

4 comments:

Merrilee said...

I commented on youtube: :The truth needs to be told, Never submit!" I guess that was too controversial...

Olsen Rainer said...

“This publisher is doing a disservice to innocent young minds by showing this type of nonsense. In every single reference to Muslims has to do with radical, extremists, and depictions of people being terrorists,” said Dawud Walid."

LOL Once again CAIR lies when confronted with the truth.
IMO it is Islam itself that is radical & extremist. When some muslim blows himself up and kills a whole bunch of innocent people he is just following the koran and hadiths. Additionally I never see any of my fellow Buddhists blowing themselves up nor do I see any Christians nor Jews committing these horrible acts in the name of their religions. Only muslims.

Olsen Rainer said...

“This publisher is doing a disservice to innocent young minds by showing this type of nonsense. In every single reference to Muslims has to do with radical, extremists, and depictions of people being terrorists,” said Dawud Walid. " Once again CAIR lies to try to make excuses for their evil cult.
Common sense tells me that I never see my fellow Buddhists blowing themselves up or killing bunches of innocent people. Nor do I see Christians nor Jews doing such despicable acts. Only muslims.
And when muslims commit these acts of terror and evil they are always using the koran or hadiths as inspiration so I think that says it all. Yet CAIR lies and tries to hide all the evil in that horrible koran of theirs.

randian said...

"American Muslims had nothing to do with 9/11" is a lie. The terrorists were sheltered in, and in large part trained in, the United States. Are we to believe that they were lone wolves, with no contact or support from fellow Muslims stateside? That defies all reason.