Thursday, March 01, 2007

DIY Book Banning in Saudi Arabia

According to the MEMRI Blog, visitors to a recent Saudi book fair took matters into their own hands after finding themselves offended by some of the offerings on display:

Several Saudi publishers complained that visitors to the international book fair in Riyadh tried to remove books about love and about religions from the booths. One of the publishers commented: "The problem is that they have not read the books. The title of one of the books refers to Jesus, but it [is actually a book] that defends Islam. [Those visitors] thought it was a book against Islam, and that's why they tried to remove it without permission."


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