‘This Arrogant Man’: Saudi Bookstore Chain Pulls Donald Trump Books Over Muslim Remarks

By Sharona Schwartz A Saudi bookstore chain said it has removed copies of Donald Trump’s books off from its shelves after a blogger complained that Trump is “known for making comments offensive to Muslims and Islam.”

Jarir Bookstore, which Gulf News reported is one of Saudi Arabia’s largest book chains, posted on Twitter Tuesday, “We agree with you on your keenness. The books have been removed from the bookshop. We thank you for your remark.”

The decision to remove Trump’s book reflected the continued Saudi scorn for the GOP candidate following his call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S.

Gulf News reported that the bookstore’s decision to pull the Trump books came in response to a Twitter inquiry from blogger KSA12300 who posted the photo of a Trump book at Jarir.

مكتبة جرير
تبيع كتب #دونالد_ترامب
المسيئة للإسلام والمسلمين
رغم تحذيرنا لها
من عدم بيع مثل هذه الكتب
@JarirBookstore pic.twitter.com/XLYwNPbgzm

— قناة المجتمع السعودي (@ksa12300) December 20, 2015

Blogger KSA12300 wrote, “Jarir Bookstore is selling Donald Trumps’ books despite our warnings not to sell such books.”

Reuters reported that another Saudi also reached out to the company via Twitter and posted a photo of a shelf at the bookstore displaying the Arabic-language version of Trump’s book “Think Like a Champion.”

Blogger Abu Tariq wrote that Trump’s books shouldn’t be allowed in Saudi Arabia at all “until this arrogant man understands his true value,” Gulf News reported.

Saudi royal family member Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal earlier this month called Trump a “disgrace” to America and urged him to immediately step out of the race.

“Withdraw from the U.S. presidential race as you will never win,” he tweeted.

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