This new children’s book is beyond absurd; also included in the “Great Leaders” list: Barack Hussein Obama
Via Jerusalem Post.
Mahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela would likely be dismayed at being put in the same category as Adolf Hitler – but that is exactly the case in an Indian children’s book about “inspiring leaders.”
“In the time that feels devoid of great leadership, we have found men and women who will inspire you,” reads the product description of the book Leaders on the Pegasusforkids website, published by Pegasus, an imprint of India’s B. Jain publishing house.
“Some of them are famous, others little known, but all of them energize their followers and try to make the world better,” the description says. “The book talks about 11 leaders who have devoted their lives for the betterment of their country and people and emerged with great leadership at the time of crisis.”
The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced the publishing group for selling the book at the Krithi International Book Fair in Cochin as well as on their website….
“Adolf Hitler was a visionary – his vision almost destroyed our planet; started WWII – which left tens of millions dead and mass-murdered six million Jews during the Nazi Holocaust,” charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and director of the Jewish human rights NGO’s global social action agenda.
“Placing Hitler alongside truly great political and humanitarian leaders is an abomination that is made worse as it targets young people with little or no knowledge of world history and ethics,” Cooper said….