American Library Association Passes Resolution Against "Islamophobia" Praises Muslim "Impact" On Library Science
March 16, 2016
MIM: It appears to be more than a coincidence that the ALA has passed a "Resolution Against Islamophobia" and that its HQ is situated in Chicago. The Hamas HQ aka the Bridgeview Mosque in Chicago gave a $11,000 donation to the Bridgeview Public Library in 2013 and was in turn presented with a "token of appreciation".
The Bridgeview Public Library recently presented the Mosque Foundation with a token of appreciation during the dedication of their new computers on December 9, 2013. Board Vice President Oussama Jammal accepted the award on behalf of the Mosque Foundation. The computers, which were purchased through a donation from the Mosque Foundation in August, will be a vital service for library patrons. Bridgeview Library Trustee Marwan Alsafadi had mentioned the need for new computers to the Mosque Foundation Board of Directors in July, who quickly acted on this charitable request. Sh. Jamal Said presented the check for $11,000 to the Bridgeview Library Board of Trustees on August 12, 2013. "We believe in education, we believe in giving back to the community. The Library is so important in the life of our neighbors, our kids, and our students," Imam Said stated.
MIM: Here is an account of a visit to the mosque by Steven Emerson:
..."Later, he took Khalid and me to the Bridgeview Mosque, where Jamal Said was the imam. I could tell immediately that we were deep in the heart of Hamas territory. The walls of the vestibule were covered with Hamas posters and recruiting literature showing masked gunmen brandishing automatic weapons. It was all in Arabic, but you could see daggers plunged into Jewish hearts wrapped up in American flags. They even had a library filled with militant terrorist videos and books. Khalid was there to translate for me. The Friday service was a rather strange experience. Out of 800 people, I was the only one wearing a red ski jacket. When the service was over I approached the imam and asked him if he had known Abdullah Azzam. He was very defensive. "I never met with him," he said quickly and then dismissed me. Earlier that year, two Hamas operatives, congregants of the mosque, were arrested in Israel for transferring money from the United States to terrorists on the West Bank. One of these men, Mohammad Jarad, told the Israelis that he was sent on his mission by Jamal Said".
MIM: Here are but three of many examples in as many years about Muslim's recent "impact" on library science:
Feb. 1, 2015 update: According to a somewhat opaque Associated Press report by Sinan Salaheddin, ISIS has burned the books in most libraries of Mosul, including the Central Library, the University of Mosul's library, the archives of a Sunni Muslim library, the library of the 265-year-old Latin Church and Monastery of the Dominican Fathers, and the Mosul Museum Library with works dating back to 5000 BC. They left only Islamic texts unburnt.
Items of great historical value are presumed destroyed including a "collection of Iraqi newspapers dating to the early 20th century, maps and books from the Ottoman Empire, and book collections contributed by about 100 of Mosul's establishment families."
"A Christian library in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli was intentionally burned down on Friday night after its owner, a Greek Orthodox priest, was falsely accused of writing an article insulting Islam and the prophet Mohammed.
Assailants set fire to the Saeh Library, destroying two-thirds of the collection of 80,000 books and manuscripts, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reported."
"Islamist insurgents retreating from Timbuktu set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts, according to the Saharan town's mayor, in an incident he described as a "devastating blow" to world heritage."