New York City taxpayers are a lucky bunch. Lucky if they happen to be interested in jihad, that is. A little over six year after 9-11, a check of New York City public libraries reveal that books which could be used as "terrorist recruiting" texts.
From the NY Daily News:You need spiritual training in hating women or the U.S. government? If you live in NYC, no problem.
Hard-line Islamic books that justify violence against non-Muslim societies - including texts used as terrorist "recruiting tools" - are freely available in New York City public libraries.
A Daily News spot check found a book by an Islamic theorist who inspired Osama Bin Laden and terror Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, as well as others that promote the hatred of other religions and one with the misogynistic title: "Women Who Deserve to Go to Hell."
In the main stacks sits "Milestones," a notorious work revered by Bin Laden and Rahman and penned by Seyyid Qutb, a Muslim Brotherhood member executed in 1966 for trying to overthrow the Egyptian government.Qutb's treatise is hardly the only hard-line book on library shelves in New York and Long Island, The News found.At least one person was unsettled by the inclusion of these terrorist texts.
The reference room of the Brooklyn main branch carries "Fundamentals of Tawheed." In it, author Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips writes, "Un-Islamic government must be sincerely hated and despised for the pleasure of God."
"These are also recruiting tools," said counterterrorism consultant Ilana Freedman of the Gerard Group International. Freedman said she was not suggesting banning books, "but without balance, without counterpoint, children cannot make informed decisions."If you live in New York City, you get up every morning, slog your way through traffic, pay astronomical rates of taxation, watch as foreign-born terrorists attempt to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993, then succeed in 2001. You suffer through the rise and fall of government terror alerts and the inconvenience and delays that they bring.
And then you find out: your public library isn't helping.
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