Afghan govt destroys books it says insult Sunnis

Posted: June 6, 2009 in Afghanistan
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Provincial authorities in south-western Afghanistan have thrown thousands of books, mainly about Shias or Shia Islam, into a river.
The Afghan government quietly dumped more than 1,000 Shiite texts and other books from Iran into a river after a local governor complained that their content insulted the country’s Sunni majority.

Source(s): AFP :: RFERL :: BBC

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