June 19, 2007, - 12:19 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: People Magazine’s Islamist Kids Book features Department of Homeland Security Supermodel Sawsan on the cover. ****
Just in time for summer, People Magazine has its own recommended reading list. And it’s of the sharia-compliant variety.
Not that anyone considers the celebrity magazine the authority on literary pursuits, but it’s disturbing what People is recommending that your kids read, this summer, in its June 11, 2007 issue.
For “Young Adult” kids, People recommends “Does My Head Look Big in This?” by Randa Abdel-Fattah. It’s a book that glamorizes young girls wearing the hijab (Muslim head scarf). Here’s People’s description:
What happens when an Australian-Palestinian teen tries wearing her Muslim head scarf or hijab, full-time. Read Abdel-Fattah’s witty, sensitive debut and find out.
Or actually don’t. And don’t let your “young adult” read this propaganda closeted as a kids book, either.
I remember spending a good part of my summers as a kid, reading books. There are plenty of fascinating, exciting, adventurous, and magical books for kids.
A “witty, sensitive” book with an extremist religious agenda isn’t one of them.
I doubt People would recommend a book recommending becoming a nun or a priest or engaging in Catholic rites for young adults. And those, at least, are respectable religious pursuits which don’t symbolize extremism and the degradation and often violent persecution of women.
Ironically, this issue is the one with the messed-up Lindsay Lohan on the cover. America has its problems with glamorized, troubled young starlets.
But wearing the hijab and being subject to Islam’s subjugation of women is hardly the answer to the Lindsay Lohans of America. Get a clue, People Magazine.
Among its other choices, People recommends “Camp Creepy Time,” by actress Gina Gershon and her brother Dann, for kids age 10 and up. Yup, just what your 10-year-old needs: a book written by the woman who played a topless stripper in “Showgirls.”
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