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Saudi bookshop pulls Trump books

Saudi Arabia’s Jarir Bookstore has removed publications by US presidential candidate Donald Trump from its shelves, Alkhaleejonline.com reported yesterday.

Saudi activists had taken to Twitter to express their dismay that the fact that the store had not removed Trump’s books from its shelves following his anti-Islam and Muslim remarks.

Jarir, part of one of the Gulf kingdom's biggest retailers, Jarir Marketing Co, announced the move in a Twitter response to another user's call for a boycott of the Republican front-runner's books.

"Jarir Bookstore sells books by Donald Trump, who is known for making comments offensive to Muslims and Islam. We ask them please to remove them," tweeted Saudi activist Mogatah on 19 December, according to Reuters.

"The copies have been removed, we thank you for your comment," Jarir replied three days later.

Early this month, Trump said he would ban Muslims from entering the US.

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