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Anti-Islam Activists Are Freaking Out About Crayons Now

29 July 2013 Mother Jones 5 Comments Email This Post Email This Post
A sample from Crayola's Ramadan coloring exercises. Courtesy of Crayola

A sample from Crayola’s Ramadan coloring exercises. Courtesy of Crayola

Anti-Islam Activists Are Freaking Out About Crayons Now

Anti-Shariah activists have a new target in their sights: Crayola. Late last week the Pickens County (Ga.) Republican party posted a call to action on its website about a new promotion from the world’s leading crayon manufacturer, which had begun offering free Islamic-themed coloring pages in honor of Ramadan. Zut alors! The images are pretty innocuous—one features a prayer rug; another features a young boy kneeling while reading from the Koran. But the Pickens GOP sees something more nefarious:

Recall that Muslims consider Ramadan the “month of jihad” and “month of victory” over infidels. Crayola should remind kids not to try and draw Muhammad lest their parents need to fend off Muslims and enter witness relocation – like the creator of Everyone Draw Muhammad Day – since the FBI nor anyone else will protect them.

Christmas trees and bunnies abound but a search for the Bible returned zero results.

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Both the Pickens County GOP and another anti-Shariah website, the appropriately named “Creeping Sharia,” both published the exact same text on the exact same day, so it’s not clear who plagiarized whom. Crayola is in good company. Other American institutions that have fallen under the spell of Shariah (according to anti-Shariah activists) include David Petraeus, the grocery store Wegman’s, and Nashville’s Hutton Hotel.

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5 Comments »

  1. Here’s to hoping those people don’t say “Don’t try to misrepresent us!” If they do, they’d be great at doing it all on their own.

  2. Thank you Crayola for acknowledging the special events of Muslim children! America is all about diversity and accepting all cultures so that makes you a true American! Keep it up making holidays fun for kids of all cultures and religions.

  3. I am confused please explain further what’s all this about?

  4. Consider the source. Pickens county had a dense growth of unbranched family trees.

  5. Are you kidding me? These are the same people who have no qualms forcing their own religion onto children as well. As for myself I intend to educate my son about as many religions as possible. Not only to make sure he can make his own informed decision about his faith but also so that ignorance won’t beget hatred of something he doesn’t understand.

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