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Book Seizures at Algiers Event Reflect Regional Tension

Organizers of an international book fair in Algeria last week confiscated more than 100 books on jihadism and the Arab Spring, highlighting sensitivities over regional turmoil in one of the few Arab countries to remain relatively unscathed. The Algiers fair drew tens of thousands of visitors to its stands and scores of foreign publishers. But the seizure of the books showed that stability is a delicate issue in a country still emerging from a decade of war in the 1990s, and which watched...

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