Crackdown Involves Burning Books
Egypt is burning books it says promote violence in its effort to oppose the Muslim Brotherhood.
Samia Mehrez, an official in the Red Sea province, told Reuters that local authorities and the security forces had burned “a number of Brotherhood books and literature” located at a public library in the resort town of Hurghada.
She said the 36 books had been donated to the library during the one-year presidency of Mohamed Mursi, who was ousted by the army last year following mass protests against his rule…
A security source said the destroyed materials included books on bomb making and others that compared Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna to the Prophet Mohamed and praised Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.