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Egypt to burn all books by Brotherhood scholars

The head of the religious sector at Egypt's Ministry of Endowments, Mohamed Abdel Razek, has announced that the ministry will burn all books and exegeses written by Muslim Brotherhood scholars.

In a press statement released on Monday, Abdel-Razek said that his ministry plans to burn the "poisonous books" written by Sheikh Hassan Al-Banna, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Sayyid Qutb and other Brotherhood leaders, as well as books written by other Islamist groups.

The Minister of Endowments Mohammad Mukhtar Juma on Saturday issued a decision to examine and conduct and inventory of the books at religious and public libraries across the country so as to "cleanse" them of books considered to contradict the tolerant nature of Islam.

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