Monday, September 24, 2007

Waltham Forest (UK): 'Books of hate' in our libraries

by Jonathan Bunn from Your Local Guardian

Research by think-tank the Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC) found works by fundamentalist scholars who call for violence against anyone who does not follow their interpretation of Islam. The report, Hate on the State, claims the borough's libraries stock 70 books by Abu Ala Maududi, the founder of .Jamaat-e-Islami, which it describes as the main Islamist group in Pakistan. The CSC also found 20 books by Dilwar Hussain Sayeedi, one of the leaders of the Bangladeshi branch of Jamaat-e-Islami. The report claims he has compared Hindus to excrement and defended attacks on the minority Ahmadi community by his supporters ... CSC says it found four copies of Islamic Guidelines for Social and Individual Reform by Muhammad bin Jamil Zino, who is described as one of the most virulent Wahhabi clerics.

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