05/03/2014, 00.00
SAUDI ARABIA
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Riyadh, university bans books linked to Muslim Brotherhood

The Kingdom’s Islamic university orders the removal of all the books of authors and researchers in the government classified terrorist groups. A spokesman says: "The university wants to apply those laws that help to preserve the security and stability of the country."

Riyiadh (AsiaNews / Agencies) - One of Saudi Arabia's leading universities has decided to ban any text connected with the Muslim Brotherhood, considered a "terrorist group" against the government, by the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry.

In a published statement, the Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University has ordered the removal of all books and publications of authors and researchers who belonged to any of the organizations classified by the Ministry of the Interior as terrorist groups: in addition to the Egyptian group, the al-Nusra Front and other organizations involved - among other things - in the war in Syria.

The Saudi newspaper Makkah added that the university will not hire or renew contracts with those who are suspected of belonging to one of these groups, or of sympathizing with them.

It will no longer be permitted to make any reference to books and documents published by "extremists" within the university, unless to criticize their opinions. Furthermore, no member of or supporter of these groups will be invited to conferences, forums or discussions.

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