Texas Libraries Celebrate “Muslim-American Culture”.
(ME: Come on Texas, you have the rest of the nation willing to move there to escape the FEMA camps!!!)
Dorrie–> Just a little personal history: I was unrightfully banned from using the Arlington, TX Public Library for holding successful ACT! for America meetings there. The ringleaders for getting me banned were the local CAIR/MB thugs who either put pressure on, or she was the willing dupe of, the head librarian. What they conspired to do was a violation of my right of free speech. And now Fed $ go into public libraries to make sure all citizens’ free speech is mentally violated because this is nothing but taqiyya da’wah. (Look it up in my book, if you’re in any doubt what that means.)
Oh, and just recently, my ad in the TCU newspaper, the Purple Patriot, for An exposé of pastors, preachers, priests, and rabbis turned by the Muslim Brotherhood called “Beware False Prophets” coming 11/16/13 at the Hurst Conf. Ctr., was pulled because two staffers thought it would sound like the paper was promoting Muslimphobia. And lookie here, out of four TX uni libraries (and one city, what’s up with that?) that have so far succumbed to accepting this largely make-believe study program: http://www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys/mj-ltai/ltai-mj-selected-libraries.html :
West Texas A&M University, Cornette Library, Canyon
University of North Texas Libararies’ Digital Scholarship Cooperative, Denton
Texas Christian University Library, Fort Worth [Perhaps I need to put this on the list of False Prophets]
Houston Community College Northwest Library, Houston
Smithville Public Library, Smithville
Texas libraries receive money to celebrate ‘Muslim American’ culture with Muslim Journeys programs Posted on October 11, 2013by lburt
Watchdog Wire, by Lou Ann Anderson:
October is Muslim American Heritage Month, “a month of celebration and sharing Muslim American’s contribution to the history & fabric of America.” The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are further promoting this theme by sponsoring two programs Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a scholar-led reading and discussion program for public audiences, along with a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf featuring “a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.” Of 125 libraries and state humanities councils awarded the Let’s Talk About It program, five recipients are in Texas. Of 953 similar locales receiving the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, 26 of those are in Texas. (http://www.neh.gov/files/press-release/mj-bookshelf-winners.pdf)
Denton, located just north of Dallas-Fort Worth and home to the University of North Texas, is one town receiving generous awards from these programs with the city’s public library receiving a bookshelf award and the university tapped for both the bookshelf and the discussion program.
Denton officials describes its participation as follows: The Denton Public Library will host a day of lectures and perspectives Oct. 5 with the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys program at the Emily Fowler Central Library.
The Bridging Cultures initiative is sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities to encourage understanding between cultures and religions. The bookshelf is a collection of books, movies, and the Oxford Islamic Studies database; these materials are now available at the Denton Public Library. The collection is categorized into several sections, each focusing on a different aspect of Muslim cultural heritage: Connected Histories; Literary Reflections; Points of View; American Stories; Pathways of Faith; and Art, Architecture, and Film. The bookshelf collection is a “featured list” in the library’s catalog – simply access the catalog at library.cityofdenton.com and click on the Featured Lists tab at the top, then click on the Muslim Journeys link to see a list of all 29 books and DVDs.
The Denton Public Library is enhancing the program with guest speakers throughout the day on Oct. 5. Dr. Mahmoud Sadri begins the program at 10 a.m., comparing the challenges of the Islamic world with historical challenges in the United States. Imam Mohamed Fouad follows at 1 p.m. to discuss the Islamic faith and the Straight Path from an Islamic perspective. He also will discuss some of the books in the bookshelf collection. Lilly Ramin and Setareh Keshmiripour will speak at 4 p.m. about growing up in the United States from a Persian, non-Muslim perspective. . . .
Click on link above for the whole article (for some reason, I cannot get it all to copy into Constant Contact).