Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) said Craven Community College recently won a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant called the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” grant.
The grant gives the college 25 books and a DVD on Muslim cultures to place in its library. A grant of funds is also thought to be involved, and Jones’s office has asked how much money the school would get.
Regardless of the total size of the grant, Jones said it’s a waste of taxpayer money.
“It is appalling to me that a federal agency like NEH is wasting taxpayer money on programs like this,” Jones said. “It makes zero sense for the U.S. government to borrow money from China in order to promote the culture of Islamic civilizations.”