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 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.
One of the pages shows a crucified man and says: “Beheading, murdering, cutting in half the bodies of innocent men, women and children – this is what ISIS [now the Islamic State] wants to bring to America and its people. What are you going to do when they come for you?”