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Saudi Arabia hardens its tone against Muslim Brotherhood


King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who recently signed a decree prohibiting his subjects from taking part in hostilities outside the Kingdom or from joining radical religious groups, seems to actually have engaged in a campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood. However, this decision does not necessarily apply to the jihad in Syria, but only to the action of the Brotherhood in Egypt.

On 20 February 2014, King Abdullah threatened to close its borders and airspace with Qatar if it continued to serve as a base for the Brotherhood.

On 4 March 2014, the Saudi king has ordered that books published by Muslim Brotherhood-related publishers will be banned from the Riyadh International Book Fair, which opens today.

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