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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
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Curious George celebrates Ramadan

The coming dark age: The children’s book series, Curious George, has just released a new book, in which the playful monkey celebrates Islam and its friendly holiday of Ramadan.

US author Hena Khan “wanted to focus on the celebratory aspects” of Ramadan, so George attends family gatherings and accompanies his friend Kareem to a mosque to put together charity baskets, she told AFP. …

Khan said the publisher granted her freedom to shape the project, and that she focused on making the holiday approachable. “It was really a reflection of the way Americans that I know celebrate and observe Ramadan, in a very simple way that’s understandable for children,” the mother of two said.

The book’s release coincides with a particular rise in anti-Islamic rhetoric, she noted. “There’s a very dangerous narrative being spread about Muslims and inaccurate things being said,” the author said. The book “comes at the right time in terms of trying to promote understanding and tolerance.”

Ramadan Bombathon, 2016
Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Gee, I wonder why there is a “rise in anti-Islamic rhetoric.” Could it be because of the more than two hundred attacks and more than 1,800 people killed during the just completed Ramadan holiday? Note also the hordes of murders (none) committed during this same time period by all other religions. What a shame we have this negative opinion of Islam.

I should add that my negative opinion of Islam was only reinforced by this bullying effort by an Islamic apologist to use a children’s book to make believe her religion has no track record of violence and hate. That she can’t deal with this issue, and wants to wish it away, makes me even more fearful and distrustful of anything any Islamic supporter says.

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4 comments

  • Localfluff

    A monkey in a mosque? The author is in real risk of being executed for this.

  • Edward

    Gee, I wonder if there are any Curious George books that focus on the celebratory aspects of other religions, too. It seems to me that there are religions that need to be understood and tolerated by those who practice the religion of jihad.

    Or is Curious George now merely a propaganda tool for getting us to accept the religion of jihad as the religion of peace?

    (Robert, you may be off by an order of magnitude on the number of attacks, during the celebratory Ramadan.)

  • Edward: Whoops, bad typo. I meant to type “hundred.” I thought I typed “hundred.” I even read it as “hundred.” Twasn’t “hundred.” I have know fixed it.

  • wayne

    LocalFluff:
    >Wouldn’t it be ironic, if a fatwa was issued against the Publisher?

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