Posted by: becketfund | October 23, 2007

Algeria: Religious Books Banned at Book Fair

El-Shorouq El-Yawmi reports that around 1,000 books were banned from being displayed at Algeria’s annual book fair. Of these, about 90% had a religious theme. The fair’s guidelines set down a number of restrictions on the types of books which may be displayed; among those prohibited are books which encourage terrorism or racism, those which are deemed to harm public morals, and those which offend Allah or the prophets.

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