Federal agency brings Muslim propaganda to 800 libraries across U.S.

by Gramfan on May 19, 2013

in books, education, enemy propaganda, Mark Harding/Evangelists of Canada, stealth jihad, video and film

This material presents a completely false picture of Islam, concealing the violent, expansionist, totalitarian agenda inherent in Muslim doctrine. It also is intended to fool vulnerable people into converting to Islam.

Says Mark Harding:

Money is the only reasonable solution that I can think of, or perhaps someone did not do any research on the true Islam. If these books sell Islam as a peaceful religion without making great strides to change its core teachings, then more lies and deceptions should be expected. We look at the English translations of the Quran and we see words changed to calm the non Arabic speaking communities to the real dangers of Islamic teachings. Words like “kill” have been translated “fight” which washes down the true meaning of the teachings. However in Arabic the meaning is crystal clear, kill means kill, Kill those who believe not in Allah. Fight has been used to calm us down. As is Jihad. Jihad is war against the Christians and Jews and all non Muslims, kill those who believe not in Allah until they are subdued into submission. But the way a Muslim may tell another non Muslim when describing Jihad is, Jihad can mean many ways of fighting. Fighting against ones sin to do better, fighting those who believe not in Allah with books and peaceful means. I believe if anyone would take the time to see the extreme persecution (subdued into submission) against Christians in all Islamic societies around the world today one would better understand the real teachings behind Islam.

See: IslamWatch: Aunt Agatha’s Advice on Islam

Creeping Sharia has the story:

As we noted yesterday, this is in conjunction with the American Library Association and is aimed at indoctrinating Americans, often unsuspecting youth whose parents may have no idea what is being pushed at the local taxpayer funded library. No doubt cleansed of any realistic discussion of what Islam is and how it has spread.

Not only is the Islamic propaganda infiltrating libraries, but there are dozens, possibly hundreds, of articles in newspapers across the U.S. announcing the arrival of these books, often under the guise of op-eds or user submitted articles. It is a well-coordinated and funded effort.

via NEH Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelves arrive in 800 libraries:

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a set of twenty-five books and three films about Muslim cultures and history, arrived in 800 libraries across the United States last month, serving as the centerpiece for discussion programs and talks in every state and dozens of communities.

“What we hear in the media about Muslims and their faith and culture is incomplete,” said Paula McGrew, a librarian at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  “This could potentially change that perception.”  Amanda Mohl, a Glen Carbon Centennial librarian in Illinois, said that library programs have the potential to emphasize common human experiences: “Through shared personal stories, we are able to see the world through someone else’s eyes, making the often abstract concept of the Muslim world less foreign and, in some cases, frightening.”

The National Endowment for the Humanities, using grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and others,  enlisted scholars and librarians in a collaboration to select books and films that introduce the diverse cultures of the Muslim world to interested library patrons.  The bookshelf, which was offered free to interested libraries and humanities councils, has been delivered to rural and urban communities from Hawaii to Maine.  The bookshelf is part of NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative.

Recipient libraries are hosting local events with film screenings, lectures and panels aimed at engaging people in learning something new about Muslims around the globe and in America.   One of the scholars who helped choose the books for the project, Reed College professor Kambiz GhaneaBassiri,  told an audience at Portland State University that “our goal was to emphasize the pluralities of Islam, including the histories, the perspectives, the peoples, places and journeys of Islam.”

Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence H. Saul, invited to give a talk about the role of Islam in today’s world at the Oconee County Library in Watkinsville, Georgia, spoke about his interactions with Muslim communities during his years of military service.  “The attendees at the program were engaged and ready with intelligent questions,” said Jessica Jenkins, Adult Services Coordinator at Oconee.

After the event, she said, patrons checked out nearly all twenty-five books in the Muslim Journeys set.

Hannah Schell, facilitating an “Islam 101” program at Monmouth College in Illinois, noted that “at one level the program was a very basic introduction to the five pillars of Islam. But the stories and anecdotes shared by the panelists were the highlight of the evening – the real life stories and struggles, poignant and sometimes humorous, of Muslims negotiating their identities in Cairo, Stuttgart, and Lahore, offered an element of rich, human detail to the basic outline.”

Alameda Free Library in California kicked off a four-part cultural event series, “Muslim Journeys: An exploration and celebration of the intertwined histories of Islam and the West” with a screening of “Koran by Heart,” one of the bookshelf films.   Afterwards, librarian Cosette Ratliff said, “Many people, customers and staff, told me how happy they were that the Library would present an event of this type” which was co-sponsored by the Alameda Multicultural Community Center and the Islamic Center of Alameda. “They have asked for more programming that focuses on the different cultural groups that make up our Alameda community.”

Visit your local library today and see what you find. Request some of Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Oriana Fallaci and other books be carried and on display as well.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
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