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Aftenpostens yndlingsislamist, Tariq Ramadan, liker ikke at israelsk litteratur er et hovedtema ved årets internasjonale bokmesse i Torino.

The Union of Arab Writers has written a letter of protest at the designation of Israel as a guest of honour for the next edition of the Turin International Book Fair, Italian daily Corriere della Sera reports. The letter slams Israel’s invitation to the event, timed to mark the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state.

Yesterday the imperious voice of the self-styled Swiss intellectual, Tariq Ramadan, Hassan al-Banna’s grandson, has called for the boycott of the Book Fair. «Whoever has a clear conscience should boycott the Fair and with it whatever comes from Israel» said the islamic reformer, «one of the world’s top 100 intellectuals,» as Prospect magazine calls him.

Tidligere har bokmessen i Torino fokusert arabisk litteratur, uten at det har avstedkommet nevneverdige protester eller oppfordring til boikott fra israelske eller jødiske grupper.