Stop the Madrassa has been asking the NYCDOE to reveal to the public just exactly what is being taught in the Khalil Gibran International Academy. The DOE is still stonewalling. We still have no answers as to what textbooks are being used, what curricula is being taught, where do the teacher handouts originate from, or who is monitoring the school as promised by DOE Chancellor Joel Klein.
Now we have another important question. What books are on the school’s library shelves? The question has increased significance due to the practice of Islamic organizations donating books to public libraries that are written and edited by those who call for violence against Western society. A book donated to PUBLIC LIBRARIES in the U.S., entitled, “A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam”, edited by Ali Al Timimi, highlights the type of books several Islamic organizations deceptively provide for children.
The guide is innocent enough until you review the authors/editors. Ali Al Timimi is the editor. He also happens to be a convicted terrorist. He was convicted in 2005 for advocating violence against America. Many Islamic scholars know this and support Timimi. He is presently serving life plus 70 years for advocating terrorism.
According to Dave Gaubatz of www.mappingsharia.com, “The book I have mentioned is donated to most U.S.public libraries by Islamic organizations supporting Ali Al Timimi and the other editors listed in the book who advocate violence against America and innocent people worldwide. The intentions of such organizations is for Americans, especially young children and adults interested in Islam to read other books by the authors/editors. The other books/lectures by the editors are very violent and advocate “Jihad” against innocent people”.
These books are distributed by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs through Darussalam. Saudi Arabia is the headquarters for this publication. Mosques in America provide and distribute the books. They are also given to potential converts to Islam and new members. Saudi Arabia has been actively funding the revision of U.S. public school textbooks for years. History has been rewritten with Islam made to appear a peaceful, progressive religion while Western countries and religions have been distorted and disparaged.
Dave Gaubatz states , “My initial research indicates the book is now in nearly every public library…. it is a prime example of deception. It is like having Timothy McVeigh edit/author a Christian book and then tell our children this is the book to read to understand Christianity. Then put this book in the public library.”
Parents, grandparents, all citizens, please go to your local public library and demand that the copies of this book be removed. This is a link to the book at the various libraries in Atlanta:
We will be providing more links to libraries that have the book around the U.S. in the next few days so keep checking the website. As you find the books and have them removed, e-mail Stop the Madrassa, https://stopthemadrassa.wordpress.com, and we will keep track making sure they are all taken off our Public Library shelves.
Here is Dave Gaubatz’ letter to his local librarian. Feel free to use it when you go to your local library.
Librarian, 9 Oct 2007
It has come to my attention that your library stocks a book titled, “A Brief Illustrated Guide to Islam”, by I.A. Ibrahim. This book although appearing very innocent, has as its editor Mr. Ali Al Timimi.
Ali Al Timimi is a convicted felon (2005), and serving life plus 70 years for advocating terrorist acts (physical Jihad) against the U.S. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4681189.stm
I am a 20 plus year U.S. veteran, 1st U.S. civilian Federal Agent deployed into Iraq in 2003, Counter-terrorism specialist, and an Arabic linguist. I currently conduct field research on terrorist groups operating in the U.S. Most importantly I am an American and a parent.
The book I have mentioned is donated to most U.S. public libraries by Islamic organizations supporting Ali Al Timimi and the other editors listed in the book who advocate violence against America and innocent people worldwide. The intentions of such organizations is for Americans, especially young children and adults interested in Islam to read other books by the authors/editors. The other books/lectures by the editors are very violent and advocate “Jihad” against innocent people.
I ask as a concerned citizen and parent the book be removed from your library. There are many good books on Islam, but this one is a book used as deception by terrorist organizations to get young people to read more about Ali Al Timimi and his violent works.
Respectfully, Dave Gaubatz