Middle East studies in the News
"I is for Intifada": New Children's Book Celebrates Killing Jews [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Daniel Greenfield
I can't wait for the sequel. "9 is for 9/11. J is for flying jets into the World Trade Center" and "O is for Osama bin Laden whom all the children love."
That sort of open support for Islamic terrorism in America is still considered unacceptable. But supporting Islamic terrorism against Jews in Israel can be marketed as a cute and cuddly social justice cause.
But let's be clear about this. Promoting the Intifada, celebrates the murder of Jews.
Golbarg Bashi is apparently an Iranian who markets Arabic and Persian oriented children's products via Book Culture on Columbus.
Bashi, or as she insists on calling herself, "Dr. Bashi", claims to be "artistic", "democratic", and also "race & gender conscious". Except you know, Jews.
In reality, Bashi's grasp of English often seems shaky. Take the ad for "P is for Palestine". "P is for Palestine - Stunning Illustrated Children's ABC Book about Palestine - is the realization of our collective dream to take children and grownups alike on an alphabetic trip to Palestine."
P is for Palestine was kickstarted online. So I wouldn't call this a professional publishing venture.
Meanwhile on Etsy, Bashi is marketing this thing as, "P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book (Critically Acclaimed) Diverse Kids Literature on Holy Land, Geography, Culture, Christmas."
Nothing says Christmas like Islamic terrorism. Or the Holy Land, a Jewish concept.
P for Palestine has been endorsed by anti-Semitic figures such as Linda Sarsour and Rashid Khalidi. Not to mention Marwan Bishara.
And Noura Erakat, who defended Rasmea Odeh, who aided in the murder of two Jewish college students.
How about A is for Anti-Semitism.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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