Saudi Arabia bans Muslim Brotherhood books from fair

Deputy Information Minister Abdel-Aziz Al-Okail was quoted by the Middle East Monitor saying: "Whatever violates the religious and political principles of the Kingdom is considered banned, whether it belongs to a country or a party."

Saudi Arabia bans Muslim Brotherhood books from fair

World Bulletin / News Desk

Books published by the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood will have no place in tomorrow's Riyadh International Book Fair in Saudi Arabia, upon the orders of King Abdullah Bin Abdel-Aziz.

While 900 publishing houses from 32 countries are due to participate in the fair, the Saudi authorities have vowed to prevent banned books that "threatens security or incites to violence and misleading ideas" from making their way into the fair.

Deputy Information Minister Abdel-Aziz Al-Okail was quoted by the Middle East Monitor saying: "Whatever violates the religious and political principles of the Kingdom is considered banned, whether it belongs to a country or a party."

Muslim Brotherhood related publishers will be among 350 publishers barred from participating in the book fair "for failure to abide by the fair's criteria and conditions."

Last Mod: 03 Mart 2014, 13:51
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