Twitter activists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia interacted widely with a campaign calling for a boycott of Jarir Bookstore, after a video of a young man circulated explaining the exaggerated price hike in the library without any justification.
#Jerir_Book_Province. Their prices are once exaggerated by 900%, imaginary prices, and all they have by land are cheap and suitable and accessible to everyone, especially books and novels. pic.twitter.com/f2WWw1CvG6
– Assaf Nayef Al-Harbid Al-Shammari (@assaf7790) July 21, 2021
Through the hashtag “# Boycott of Jarir Bookstore”, thousands of tweets were written denouncing the policies of those in charge of managing the library, and raising the prices of products without reason, which they considered greed.
#Jerir_Book_Province Jarir Bookstore and pharmacies are competing for the most expensive, at least if you raise them, raise them within reasonable limits so that we can buy the product. I hope the Ministry of Commerce looks into the issue of the exaggerated price hike
— 🌸 (@87d_u) July 21, 2021
The most expensive prices for books in it, and Prime Time Zone have the name is an international brand, and whoever buys from it thinks that he bought the best that is found, and the upper ones are there, and the towers have goods and the same in the public markets, and the price is imaginary there and here it is normal and accessible to everyone #Jerir_Book_Province
— Volcano World (@VolcanO_World) July 21, 2021
High prices in Jarir bookstore
A Saudi citizen documented, in the video, from inside the Jarir Bookstore, the insanely high prices and a comparison between modern and old prices, which caused widespread controversy in the Kingdom.
— WHR (@whrumor) July 21, 2021
Some activists put forward the name of alternative bookstores for Jarir that have the same products at much lower prices, and others advised to go to buy online.
Simple, my love, order online and have no colors 😁
Winsor & Newton B 199
On eBay for only 16 riyals 😁
Only a cheap shipping company and within a week and you have your items 👌🏻
And the best thing is to ask for everything at once, to get you the dirt of money 😍#Jerir_Book_Province pic.twitter.com/mPFF9WmBZq
— Rahof~ (@rory_230) July 21, 2021
Jarir is the only library in Saudi Arabia. I give you a group of libraries with the same specifications as Jarir at reasonable prices. You can find in it anything you need books + colors + stories etc #Jerir_Book_Province pic.twitter.com/jtT0z1tDPo
– NAJED CLOUD 🇸🇦 (@Cloud2020202020) July 21, 2021
Activists also recalled the Jarir Bookstore’s promotion of the books of the late Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi, which caused a campaign of anger towards the library that forced it to retreat and delete the books of Nawal El Saadawi, who is known for her hostility to and distortion of Islam.
#Jerir_Book_Province After I published it in the books of the dead infidel Nawal Al-Saadawi, and I boycotted her and renew the boycott, although I boycotted her, but in support of the boycott, continue, as she does not sell food and drink, but rather sells hardware that has no real value. pic.twitter.com/NHDhXZvSni
— |no| (@z_xxzoon007) July 21, 2021
– Sultan Scholars (@HDMshk2) July 21, 2021
It is noteworthy that in mid-June, the boycott campaign launched by Saudi activists against Jarir Bookstore succeeded in stopping the library from selling the books of Nawal El Saadawi, the late Egyptian writer, who was famous for promoting atheism and homosexuality and explicitly fighting Islam.
And a quick search at that time revealed that Jarir Bookstore deleted all the books of the Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi from the site, and stopped selling them in all its branches.
An angry campaign against Nawal El Saadawi’s books
This comes after an angry campaign launched by tweets against the most famous library in Saudi Arabia, which has its main branch in Riyadh and has branches in Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE.
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Through the hashtags “# Boycotting Jarir Library” and “# Jarir_promoting infidelity,” the blogging site “Twitter” demanded to boycott the library and delete its application from personal phones. Deviant ideas, especially those that call for the liberation of women.
Who is Nawal El Saadawi?
Nawal El-Saadawi (October 27, 1931 – March 21, 2021), a chest physician, psychiatrist, writer and novelist, was an Egyptian defender of human rights in general and women’s rights in particular.
She wrote many books about women in Islam, famous for her fight against the phenomenon of male and female circumcision.
For decades, Al-Saadawi was a prominent symbol of feminist struggle in the Arab world, but her stances sparked great controversy, especially because of her outspoken defiance of taboos related to religion, sex, and politics.
Al-Saadawi had positions that caused her to be accused of destroying religion and corrupting the morals of society:
On July 1, 2018: It demanded that the texts of the heavenly books in the Qur’an, the Bible and the Torah be changed if they conflict with the public interest; She said: “There are no constants in religions and there is no fixed text, and renewing religious discourse means changing the constants.”
In 2014, she said that the Islamic inheritance system is a great injustice to women, and the inheritance of men and women should be equal, and added that the root of women’s oppression goes back to the modern capitalist system, which is supported by religious institutions.
In 1972, she published a book entitled “Woman and Sex,” criticizing all kinds of violence against women, such as circumcision and “brutal rituals that are carried out in rural society to ensure the virginity of girls.”
Al-Saadawi always asks, in her conversations, why does a woman veil and not a man, despite the presence of lust for both of them? She believed that the veil and the veil are forms of slavery and against morals and security, and that the veil does not express morals.
Nawal El-Saadawi defended homosexuals and their rights, saying: “Sex is a habit and a habit, and homosexuality has its causes, and part of it is hereditary in addition to education and fear. Religion has nothing to do with sex.”
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