Comment on Riyadh Book Fair Debacle is Nothing More Than Theater by Steve Royston
Good analysis Rob. When I visited the fair last week, I was quite surprised to find books on Hinduism and Judaism. The Haia had an official presence at the Fair throughout. The fact that those books were still on display three days before the Fair closed indicates that whatever objections the disrupting group had, they were clearly not sustained.
Khoja’s sanguine attitude might have changed, however, after he received that nast text message from the sheikh who told him that he was bound for hell….