Author Gamal al-Banna dies aged 93

Author Gamal al-Banna dies aged 93

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Wed, 30/01/2013 - 11:22

Author Gamal al-Banna died Wednesday at age 93 after receiving treatment at a Cairo hospital for pneumonia.

Born in 1920, he was the younger brother of Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group whose policies he rejected. Banna was a liberal thinker who wrote about controversial Islamic issues.

Banna wrote and translated more than 150 books including his first,"Three Hurdles to Glory"(1945), and "New Democracy" (1946).

Banna lectured for 30 years until 1993 at the Workers University in Cairo and other specialized institutes. He was also an expert who consulted at the Arab Labor Organization.

Edited translation from MENA