Bending over backwards to provide our youth with Muslim propaganda…why?
Major book publisher Simon & Schuster will now create a special children’s imprint for Muslim-friendly projects.
Salaam Reads is being launched by one of the company’s executive editors, Zareen Jaffery, who said Wednesday that a void of Islamic fare needs to be filled.
“I remember looking at books to try to figure out, ‘What does it mean to be American? Am I doing this right?’” Jaffery told the New York Times of her youth.
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Jaffery, who is of Pakistani decent, told the newspaper she grew up in Connecticut reading novels by popular writers Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume.
“The truth is, I didn’t see myself reflected in books back then. … We have a chance to provide people with a more nuanced and, in my estimation, a more honest portrayal of the lives of everyday Muslims.”
Simon & Schuster’s project does not sit well with Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, who receives the cold shoulder from publishers when it comes to exposing radical Islam. Geller has received numerous death threats for her work and was the target of a beheading plot in June 2015. Her would-be killer, 26-year-old Usaamah Rahim, was shot and killed during a confrontation with cops June 2, 2015.
“Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse,” Geller said on her website Thursday. “When I think how difficult it is for my colleagues and me to get a book published that is critical of jihad and sharia. But this? American-Muslim children can’t relate to American children’s books? Why not? And if not, we change the books? Insane.”
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