Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation And Archaeology) is a series of eight books which purports to provide a "factual" depiction of world religions and civilisations.
Published in Malaysia by Penerbit Sinar Cemerlang, the titles - dealing with topics such as Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, ancient civilisations, Sikhism and Hinduism - were available for loan at 20 different libraries under the National Library Board.
The book titled Jews: Religion And Lineage, which has a picture of Jewish children in yarmulkes holding guns on the cover, includes anti-Semitic rhetoric. It claims that a third world war will start in the Middle East, between Israel and the Arab states.
Elsewhere, a photo of a boy wearing what appears to be a suicide bomber vest, surrounded by masked men wearing similar vests, is accompanied by the statement that "every Muslim is required to wholeheartedly defend his nation".
The imagery and content of the books "can be exploited to promote incitement and hatred", said Professor Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.
He added that it was a "concern and worry" that the books were found in the children's section.