- "Leftist 'Anti-War' Groups Supporting Radical Islamist Terror," by Lisa Graas, Lisa Graas, 20 March 2011, hyperlinks and emphasis in original:
As Osama Bin Laden himself noted: "The interests of Muslims and the interests of the socialists coincide in the war against the crusaders."
The groups listed here are all listed at Discover the Networks as leftist "anti-war" groups with radical agendas and appear as signatories on a recent letter authored by one of the groups, the ACLU, protesting the hearings on radicalization. Though these organizations do not focus solely on an 'anti-war' agenda, they are lead players in the so-called "anti-war" movement, paving the way for smaller groups that make all the noise, like Code Pink.
Librarians? You betcha. The American Library Association (ALA) is the "oldest and largest library association in the world" with 61,043 members in America and abroad. The ALA is anti-Israel, opposes the Patriot Act and actively works against anti-terrorism measures.
While refusing to acknowledge any threat from within the Muslim community, ALA has falsely accused Israel of destruction of "Palestinian" libraries, and even reserves the right to make such false accusations despite proof that they are false. In the view of the ALA, then, Islamists are above scrutiny while Israel may be blamed even for good intentions.
If you are providing support for your local library, you may want to check to see if they are supporting ALA. Your money could be used by this organization to undermine America’s efforts to prevent terrorism.
Having read that, get a load of this eye opener on library censorship. The author comments on the Lisa Graas post quoted above then adds revealing information about library censorship:
- "Five Groups Promoting the Red-Green Alliance," by Carl in Jerusalem, Israel Matzav, 21 March 2011, hyperlinks in original:
This hit home because my late mother was an ALA member, and saw which way the organization was heading. When I googled my mother's name with the ALA, I found two local publications of the Boston chapter, one announcing her initial employment by the Boston Public Library, and the second announcing her transfer to a different branch.
My mother was a big supporter of local libraries and was forever advocating for our local suburb to build a good public library - which they did long after my brother and I could have benefited from it. But for the last 25 years or so of her career, she was employed at a local community college, where she was constantly spending money from her own pocket to buy books that gave a more balanced view on Israel to counteract her radical Leftist boss who was constantly buying pro-'Palestinian' books using the library's budget.
I've mentioned before on this blog that both my parents were (and my father still is) knee0jerk Democratic voters. But the ALA is obviously much more radical since my parents were Democrats but were (and my father still is) strongly pro-Israel. I guess Mom's boss was much more in line with the librarians' thinking.
Read the whole thing. (Yes, the rest of it is just as exhaustively researched).
Given what I just wrote about the ALA ("ALA Joins CAIR to Oppose Radicalization Hearings Sponsored by Congressman Pete King"), I believe the material presented above about the ALA is largely accurate. However, some of the support for certain statements is a little dated and does not include more recent information, like the George Soros money flooding into the ALA. I do not know about the remaining non-ALA subject matter.
See also Librarians For Fairness.
What do you think? Does the ALA promote the Red-Green alliance? Is it a leftist "anti-war" group supporting radical Islamist terror, as Lisa reports? Do you think libraries buy materials they support politically and censor out those they do not, as Carl reports? Do you think the ALA includes books having "a more balanced view on Israel" being kept out of libraries in its Banned Books Week hoax? Please comment below.
"If you are providing support for your local library, you may want to check to see if they are supporting ALA. Your money could be used by this organization to undermine America’s efforts to prevent terrorism."