This week, the judicial police launched sudden raids into a number of bookstores in Algiers and its environs, after receiving certain information to their services about trading a large number of leaked books that were smuggled to Algeria,
These books spread hateful Shiite ideas, and others that contain serious allegations, and support terrorism and ISIS and abuse of women.
According to Echorouk sources, the books were smuggled through the air and sea ports, especially the flights from the countries of the Middle East and Turkey, after the customs authorities prevented their selling during Algiers Book Fair 2016 and 2017, prompting suspects to smuggle them later and sell them in Algeria, and precisely at the level of a number of libraries before the security services uncovered the plot.
According to preliminary investigations, a number of these books was seized by libraries that are located in the municipalities of the west of the capital.
These books represent a real threat the intellectual security of the Algerian society with a range of ideas that often come from radical groups, ideological extremists, seditionists, and books of Al-Tawhid and Shi’a that are published by Lebanese editions, and books that promote the way to deal with women, but by using violence, that belong to a publishing house in Egypt, not to mention the books that hail the terrorist organization “ISIS” and openly call for joining it.
The smuggled books were previously seized by a secret team consisting of the head of the group and the customs officers during the monitoring of the books that were presented at the International Book Fair, where they seized more than 50 books that did not get the sales license, and were smuggled in bags or inside the rear box of vehicles.
Echorouk sources revealed that the investigations showed the path of diversion and introduction through “suitcases” via airports, or in cars through ports, especially the ports of Algiers and Oran (western Algeria).