Monday, April 5, 2010

Will ALA Oppose Iraqi Censorship of Jews and Otherwise Live Up to its Proclaimed Support for Cultural Resources Worldwide?

The American Library Association [ALA] is hereby challenged to speak out against Iraqi censorship of Jews and the destruction of Iraqi cultural resources.  If one wonders why the ALA would do that, it has already supported protecting "Palestinian libraries and cultural institutions," and passed a resolution declaring it "deplores the destruction of ... cultural resources anywhere in the world...."

Let's see if the ALA means what it says.  I challenge the ALA to publicly "deplore" what the Iraqi government is doing to wipe out the existence of Jewish culture from Iraq.  In Iraq, "local authorities have already began erasing Hebrew inscriptions off Ezekiel’s tomb in order to turn the site into a mosque."  Presumably, those are the inscriptions pictured above.

Here is a head start for the ALA to consider:

Will the ALA speak out against this censorship, this destruction of worldwide cultural resources?  I challenge it to do so, though ALA leadership sides with the terrorists.

What do you think the ALA will do?  If the ALA refuses to respond (and it monitors my posts), will this be another double standard?  Antisemitism?  Please comment below.

"Mr. Alfassa says that Iraq’s Antiquities & Heritage Authority 'has been pressured by Islamists to historically cleanse all evidence of a Jewish connection to Iraq – a land where Jews had lived for over a thousand years before the advent of Islam.'" Hey ALA! Are you going to speak out against this? Or is "censorship" only your concern when adults try to keep inappropriate material from children?


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