Saudis to remove books deemed to promote terrorism

February 15, 2011 13:47

RIYADH — An official at the Saudi Education Ministry Tuesday said the kingdom plans to remove books from school libraries that are deemed to encourage terrorism or defame religion.

The official said the ministry has created a book review committee that will begin work soon. No further details were immediately available. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with ministry protocol.

The US has pressured Saudi Arabia and other Arab governments to crack down on writings believed to encourage terrorism.

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