Egypt’s education authorities have recalled and destroyed thousands of textbooks glorifying the ousted Islamist president Mohammad Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood group, sources said.
“Around half a million textbooks printed for the subject of national education have been withdrawn from schools before they were to be given away to third year students in secondary schools. The books were found to contain mistaken information about the January 25  revolution and the role of the Brotherhood in it,” an official source at the Education Ministry told Gulf News on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media. He was referring to the revolt that forced Hosni Mubarak out of power in February 2011.
The recalled books, according to the source, claimed that the Brotherhood leaders, mainly Mursi and Essam Al Erian, spearheaded the uprising against Mubarak. Mursi and Al Erian were in prison when the revolt erupted, but were released in a mass jailbreak that occurred days later following the collapse of Mubarak’s police force.