Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Harry Potter in Saudi Arabia

Aboud sent me this:  "hope you are well. Someone should tell the Jerusalem Post that Saudi Arabia does not ban Harry Potter books or movies. I read all the books and watched all the DVDs while I was in Saudi Arabia from 2002 to 2008. The very morning of a new book’s release, the lines at the cash registers at the Jarir Book Stores would be crowded with Saudi girls or their relatives, with a hardcover of the latest Harry Potter book in hand.  These are the kind of subtle lies we have gotten used to seeing from publications like the Jerusalem Post."