A US publishing company has chosen to teach children about the crimes of the Islamic State group in a coloring book. The company’s co-founder, who spoke to RT’s Gayane Chichakyan, believes the project is justified as it “tells the truth.”
It’s not the first time the US publisher Really Big Coloring Books has addressed the issue of terrorism. Three years ago the company’s graphic 9/11 themed edition – “We Shall Never Forget 9/11: Kids’ Book of Freedom” – ignited a firestorm of controversy, with some only arguing the topic was inappropriate for a coloring book, while others labeled it anti-Muslim propaganda.
The coloring book is still on sale, as well as the equally controversial “The True Faces of Evil Global Terrorism” coloring book. Now both go with a supplement – “The Terror Update on Global Jihad,” devoted to the Islamic State.
“Every day children, parents, teachers, educators hear the same exact news on TV,” he told RT’s Gayane Chichakyan. “What this book allows parents to do is to sit down with their child and explain to them exactly what’s going on. These are real images… these are real issues. The real horror here is the fact that there are terrorists that would murder you and everybody else in this country, because we do not believe in Allah.”