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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Australia Bans Two Books, Citing Incitement

Australia has banned two books written by Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, saying that they "specifically promote martyrdom operations which include suicide bombings.” The decision was made by the Classification Review Board, which is part of the Federal Attorney General's Office. Consequently, Australians can no longer purchase these books from abroad. Read more in a Globe and Mail story here.

Read more about Australia's censorship laws and the Classification Review Board at

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