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Publisher Introduces Sick Anti-Muslim 9/11 Coloring Book for Kids


The Guardian reports on a new coloring book for kids, called We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids Book of Freedom:

One page of the $6.99 book, which has been given a PG rating, shows Bin Laden hiding behind a hijab-wearing woman as he is shot by a Navy SEAL. "Being the elusive character that he was, and after hiding out with his terrorist buddies in Pakistan and Afghanistan, American soldiers finally locate the terrorist leader Osama bin Laden," runs the text accompanying the picture. "Children, the truth is, these terrorist acts were done by freedom-hating radical Islamic Muslim extremists. These crazy people hate the American way of life because we are FREE and our society is FREE."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned the book as "disgusting", saying that it characterises all Muslims as linked to extremism, terrorism and radicalism, which could lead children reading the book to believe that all Muslims are responsible for 9/11, and that followers of the Islamic faith are their enemies.

Finally, something the entire Teabagger family can enjoy.

Watch the publisher talk about the book, AFTER THE JUMP...

ps - does that frame seem familiar to anyone?

(h/t Signorile)

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    Posted by: kranbree | Sep 1, 2011 1:57:16 PM

  2. I believe the book is pretty stupid but at least they say radical Islamic Muslim extremists (which is true), instead of Muslims in general. But I doubt children in that age group (or the parents who would buy the book) have the knowledge to know the difference.

    Posted by: TyN | Sep 1, 2011 2:08:24 PM

  3. Tell me again how the text relates to all Muslims? Have you read it? Are you really going to argue with the statement that ties terrorist acts to hatred of Americans. Let's be clear, Osama bin Laden hated America and plotted terrorist attacks against us as a result. The screenshot is pretty clear about that.

    Not all Muslims, or Christians, etc are good. Why is Kranbree so quickly disgusted that the heinous acts against thousands of Americans is illustrated for what it was?

    Posted by: RoadWaryur | Sep 1, 2011 2:15:51 PM

  4. Are we really having a fight over whether or not the book is PC enough?

    Shouldn't we be more concerned about a book aimed at children where a man is about to be shot in the face?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the SOB is dead but do kids really need to be reading this book? Never mind coloring it?

    Posted by: AsherStClaire | Sep 1, 2011 2:18:57 PM

  5. Yeh, I'm not really bothered by this ... unless there's more to it that what we're seeing here.

    Of course, what happened to the days when kids liked to color unicorns and fluffy bunnies?

    Posted by: nodnarb | Sep 1, 2011 2:19:05 PM

  6. We are Free? WTF! How about they hate America for it's one sided support of Israel, it's over turning Democratically elected governments in the Middle East and installing monster dictators, and it's support of Dictator Monarchs. How about we try THOSE TRUTHS first, then whip out the rabbit from the hat about American "freedom". One thing they really should hate America for is the lies it tells.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Sep 1, 2011 2:19:49 PM

  7. Ugh... so many damaged people in this world... so little distance that is far enough to get away from them.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Sep 1, 2011 2:22:40 PM

  8. Sick? Yeah. Inappropriate for kids as well. Yet anti-Muslim? Not from what I can see.

    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Sep 1, 2011 2:33:00 PM

  9. Disgraceful. So we can send a destructive message to the children via playtime and artistic discovery to hate and murder our enemy (and maybe even covertly convey that anyone within that religion is fair game just in case.) But what might happen if you made a coloring book that showed Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists etc as neighbors getting along?

    Posted by: Jeff | Sep 1, 2011 2:48:45 PM

  10. You would "laaaaak to tell" us that it was made with "integrity, honesty, reverence, [and] respect?" Would you also "laaaaak" to tell us what your agenda is in including such wholly inappropriate material in a children's colouring book? *sigh*

    "Islamic Muslim" rubs me the wrong way. It's either redundant, or a repetition for the sake of reinforcing the idea that Muslims are terrorists.

    Posted by: LFB | Sep 1, 2011 3:14:38 PM

  11. You're an ass. How can you blame or associate "teabaggers" with this? A movement that is trying to rein-in a socialist trend in American government has no part of this idiotic book. Curb your bleeding-heart inclinations and think a little more of what you read and see. Maybe you should try reading more and beating off to NPR less.

    Posted by: Andy | Sep 1, 2011 3:19:43 PM

  12. @Andy: Actually the book is published by a company that has a lot of Tea Party themed books so we can assume they're affiliated. Regardless - as a gay man are you really defending the Tea Party? They'd love nothing more than for you to just go away.

    Posted by: TyN | Sep 1, 2011 3:35:24 PM

  13. A lot of people in this world would call showing a gay family in a coloring book is "inappropriate." Children need to be exposed to knowledge, even the scary stuff - not shielded from it. People can disagree about how it should be done. I haven't seen the whole book, but if it's only defense is that every word in it is absolutely true...well, then, that's a pretty good defense.

    Posted by: Yeek | Sep 1, 2011 3:36:54 PM

  14. This is complete propaganda aimed at brainwashing youth. I don't think the problem lies in saying that certain acts were committed by Muslim extremists. The problem is that kids, the very people this book is made for, don't know who or what Osama Bin Laden is. All they will learn is that the 'enemy' wears this kind of clothing.

    Posted by: Jake | Sep 1, 2011 4:03:44 PM

  15. I dont see the problem with this other than its not good to expose kids to violence. Not all muslims are bad, but muslims attacked us on 9/11, killing among other people, my ex, a beautiful guy who was having breakfast at WotW. Have you spent time in Europe lately? These muslims are very conservative, hate gays, and we need to face that reality. Lets not be so PC that we slowly let that encroach on the movement towards gay rights.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 1, 2011 4:09:34 PM

  16. There's nothing anti-gay in slashing government spending, cutting taxes, and balancing the budget. These are the goals of the Tea Party.

    Also, it never stops to amuse me the constant stream of homophobia in which bask the blog's author and its regular posters. Whether it's using the pejorative "teabagger" or "outing" Bachmann's husband who appeared too feminine.

    Posted by: AG | Sep 1, 2011 4:25:15 PM

  17. I was about to agree with commenter Andy and then he ended with "Maybe you should try reading more and beating off to NPR less." Hmmn. Someone accuses someone else of making assumptions about the Tea Party while making assumptions about NPR. Looks like someone doesn't listen to NPR, only the ignorants who tell him what NBR is about. Just sayin'.

    Posted by: Cinesnatch | Sep 1, 2011 4:26:59 PM

  18. There is nothing factually incorrect in the description of the illustration. It is no more violent than an average Hollywood movie. Yes, I can see how leftist muslim apologists would be offended.

    Posted by: ron | Sep 1, 2011 4:36:07 PM

  19. Um, yes there is. The government already admitted that Osama did not use his wife as a human shield, for one.

    Posted by: Scott | Sep 1, 2011 5:24:20 PM

  20. When I see the Timothy McVeigh (christian) lethal injection coloring book, I might give these f@#kers a pass.

    Still completely inappropriate for kids that have little to no memory of what happened 10 years ago. And I say that as someone who has no concern for "what about the children" type of arguments.

    Posted by: JZN | Sep 1, 2011 5:40:54 PM

  21. That's right Johnny. Reach over to your Crayola 64 and grab the one that says "crimson." Use it just over the bad man's right eye. Then look hard for the burnt umber one. Color in some spots behind his head. My that brain does fly!

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 1, 2011 6:10:45 PM

  22. It's interesting to see that not ONE commentator above has bothered to critique the description of American society as being "FREE" -- of the American people as being "FREE"...

    Free from what, exactly?

    Posted by: Smokey | Sep 1, 2011 6:32:31 PM

  23. Who are we going to pretend hijacked commercial jets into the WTC, then? Enough with this PC, revisionist BS. Muslims did it. That's a fact.

    Posted by: Max | Sep 1, 2011 6:53:29 PM

  24. Muslims did do it, yes, but not all muslims are bad, and children lack the critical thinking to determine this.
    In essence, it might be better to remove the entirety of islamic mention from this time of discourse until children are old enough to understand why this doesn't make islam bad.
    As LGBT people, we are biased against religion, mainly because people use it to justify prejudice, but remember that there are plenty of christians muslims, jews etc, who don't interfere in our lives.

    Posted by: corvidae | Sep 1, 2011 7:24:52 PM

  25. @AG so when will the Tea Party admit Obama lowered taxes? I'm waiting. No way I'm holding my breath.

    Right exactly, the movement is nothing more than right-wing extremist republicans. Period

    Posted by: Redebbm | Sep 1, 2011 7:44:23 PM

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