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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev The Terrorist Coloring Book on Sale in St. Louis: "It Tells Kids The Truth"

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Wayne Bell was not a fan of the now infamous Rolling Stone cover of the Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Which is why he created a coloring book for children that parodies the controversial image.

"He's a very, very horrible individual," Bell, publisher of Really Big Coloring Books Inc., tells Daily RFT. "He's a murderous thug and he needs to be seen as such."

Bell's coloring book company does not shy away from controversy. In 2010, he published the Tea Party Coloring Book For Kids. The following year he released We Shall Never Forget 9/11 (which, in a later edition, featured terrorist trading cards!). In March, he released Being Gay Is Okay.

Now, he's released Learn About Terrorism, featuring Tsarnaev, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and more.

See also: Suspicious Package Causes Alarm at Controversial Coloring Book Company

Learn About Terrorism (in which "learn" is actually an acronym for Leadership Education Acceptance Recognition Now) is a supplement to Bell's We Shall Never Forget 9/11 volumes.

Here's the full Rolling Stone page:

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Bell's philosophy is, "Tell the truth, tell it often, tell the children," he says.

"A lot of psychiatrists we speak to tend to think children need to be taught the truth above all else," he says. "It helps them grow to be a better citizen."

On Tuesday, the first day it was available, he had already sold around 1,200 copies in the Clayton store. (It's also available online).

There's no sugarcoating in the coloring book, which he says is meant to be used as a teaching tool for children.

"It's accurate and it's factual. And it tells them the absolute truth," he says.

Of the magazine cover -- which many criticized as glorifying the bombing suspect -- he says, "Rolling Stone is entitled to do what they think is appropriate for their readership. Never in my wildest imagination would I tell another publishing company what they should do with their product."

But, he says, "He's a murderer. He's a scumbag. He is not a rockstar. He is not a pretty boy. He's a mean, evil creature."

"You can't glorify any of these people," he continues of the Tsarnaev family. "You have to tell it the way it is."

He says he is not trying to beat up on Rolling Stone, but is simply giving readers what they want (he says after the magazine published the controversial cover, he got thousands of e-mails and calls from customers who wanted him to do something in response).

"You don't put this in the backpack of a child and say, 'Hey kid, go to school and color,'" he adds. "This is a piece for adult educators and teachers and parents to use with children as a teaching and learning tool."

The mock magazine cover is not the only controversial part of the supplement. Below are other selections that he sent to Daily RFT:

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Really Big Coloring Books

Continue for more samples...including the Benghazi page!

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29 comments
TruthTELLER
TruthTELLER

OH PUH-SHA...... Obama is showcasing dead bodies of children all over the world today so he can kill more kids....with his big bombs...way to go LIBERAL HEADS!!!

WHO IS KIDDING WHO HERE.... GROW UP PEOPLE............at least the coloring book IS trying to educate the public............

Rolling Stone make terrorist look like a pretty little punk......he has a big fan club on the RFT...figures

FrauBlucher
FrauBlucher

and he has the nerve to diss rolling stone? sick f@ck.

blipblop
blipblop

All he cares about is making money.  Profiting off American tragedies, how pathetic.

Michael Beckman
Michael Beckman

FYI. America kills atleast 17 children the day after the Boston bombin in afghan, now who is the terrorist?

Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Lol Brian Bradley !! Its all a propaganda believe one side or the other they can spin anything anyway if you beleive it

Laurie Catanzaro
Laurie Catanzaro

Why put his facd anywhere...you are still giving this fucktard attention by doing this..attention he doesn't deserve

Sarah Beck
Sarah Beck

This was made to offend. Why let it bother you?

Diane Haworth
Diane Haworth

I'm hoping your kidding me. Why would our children need to be educated on terror with a coloring book. As they get older reality will take care of it. My, what can people possibly be thinking.

Heather Feather-Head Nash
Heather Feather-Head Nash

I don't think this coloring book is what we should be sheltering our kids from. And I'm guessing it will mostly be adults purchasing it for themselves. Parents and caregivers should be monitoring what information their kids get based on the child's ability to process. This is just another way to share info with them in the form of education during play.

Sarah G Mitchell
Sarah G Mitchell

This is delusional, our children are victims of these terrorist, and you create a color book and claim its a counter attack.

Jay Ejh
Jay Ejh

thank you for the likes, FELLOW AMERICAN PATRIOTS!

Jake Woodworth
Jake Woodworth

A coloring book that sends a message to kids to rock or stone a suspect and parade him through the streets....and yes I said suspect. What a sad world we live in.

Jay Ejh
Jay Ejh

don't call me kid, loser. "i know you watched lose (actually it's loose) change" ? oh? what else do you know about me? take your ugly hatred & official-story-worship somewhere else.

Daniel Bramley
Daniel Bramley

Demonstrate these lies and try using a credible source kid. I know you watched lose change and just believed it but that's not how the real world works kid.

Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

Haha brilliant! Let the butthurt begin!!

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

How is any of this good for kids?  Its extremist propaganda.  While the people portrayed are not good people, giving all this hate to kids to play with is never good.

Jay Ejh
Jay Ejh

Government Lies in coloring book form? OMG WHAT NEXT????

12judges
12judges

Can't say I disagree.  However, the cover of Rolling Stone was way way out of line as well...don't think many people would disagree with that perspective.  Consider this perspective.  It's hard not to react harshly when you see publications like Rolling Stone publish photos that soften and even glorify mass murderers.  In a world where perception is overtaking logic as the ultimate power to convince people, I can understand the desire of certain people to fight back against reckless abuse of "journalistic" privilege.  And fighting back they are, sometimes with a reaction we may not always like to see, but no less extreme than the bullshit Rolling Stone pulled.

blipblop
blipblop

@12judges Obviously you never read the Rolling Stone article.  Otherwise you would understand what they were trying to do with that article.  Everything isn't black and white.

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