The NEH's list of books and recipient libraries

Islam
by Marvin Olasky
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5:08 pm

Tomorrow WORLD will publish a story about the National Endowment for the Humanities promotion of Islam. During the past three days we’ve posted lists of books that provide a realistic view of Islam. To find out which libraries and humanities councils (there are 953) received the NEH’s “Muslim Journeys bookshelf,” download this PDF.

Here’s the list of the 25 books on Islam the NEH shipped out:

As our article tomorrow will show, scholars Daniel Pipes and Alvin Schmidt sharply criticized this list. Vishal Mangalwadi, the Indian Christian philosopher, writer, lecturer, and social reformer, looked at the list and responded, “If the public funds are meant to help the public understand the version of Islam that inspires Muslims to lay down their lives for their faith (and take innocent lives in the process), here are a few titles that should be added to the list”:

Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books, including Reforming Journalism. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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