GOP Rep. Objects To Community College’s Books On Islam: ‘It Is Appalling’

Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) slammed a decision by Craven Community College to purchase 25 books on Islam and Muslim culture, claiming it is biased against the Christian faith and a waste of taxpayer money.

The school, located in New Burn, North Carolina is a recipient of a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant is “intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.”

In a letter to the Craven Community College Board of Trustees, Jones says it is “appalling” to him that “a federal agency like NEH is wasting taxpayer money on programs like this.” He has consistently opposed and voted against funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).