Islamic Backlash: Publisher of ’9/11 Coloring Book’ Receiving Threats?

September 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

“No one loves the messenger who brings bad news.”
- Shakespeare in Henry IV, part 2

And that is particularly true in regards to Islamic Mohammedans.

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CLAYTON, MO (KMOX) – Taking heat from Muslim groups upset with a coloring book about the 9/11 Attacks, a publisher says he’s been in contact with local police and the FBI.

Wayne Bell, the Publisher of Really Big Coloring Books, Inc., says there’s been a negative backlash against the book “We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom.”

“These are people from Al-Jazeera that have called in here numerous times, people from Iranian TV, people from Palestinian Hamas TV,” Bell said, “A lot of people from the Islamic community have called in here and said increasingly negative things prior to the book being made and then after we made the book too, about the book itself.”
The book has been selling briskly, so fast that Bell said he had no extra copies for reporters to take with them today.   Bell declined to disclose how many copies have sold, except to say “a lot.”

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When asked about whether he has had any threats because of the book, Bell stopped short of saying he had.“That’s our C.O.O., ” Bell said, pointing to a co-worker, “He’s talked to the Clayton police department, a sergeant at the Clayton police department and the FBI, regarding your question.  That’s the answer to your question. And so, it’s really good to be aware of your surroundings.We’ll put it that way.

Reading between the lines, threats were made.

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