Pasqua relents

Pasqua relents

Paris - The Interior Ministry is to reverse its decree of last week banning an Islamic book which it said took an anti-Western tone and endangered public order, Le Monde reported. The decision followed an appeal by Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris. The ban on The Licit and Illicit in Islam, by an Egyptian writer, Youssef Qaradhawi, had been called "idiotic" by an aide to the Interior Minister, Charles Pasqua, the newspaper said. The decision to reverse the ban was made after an appeal to the Interior Ministry by Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris.

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