Tunisian Brides Have Hymens Surgically Restored

Al Arabiya 14 April 2014

It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynecologist Faouzi Hajri - desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their


Tunisia's main secular party open to Islamist coalition

Trend 19 March 2014

Tunisia's main secular party that helped push ruling Islamists out of office last year is open to governing with them if 2014 elections do not produce a clear majority, its party chief said.


Video: Iranian Women Stage Naked Protest

We need protests, too bad some of them are headed by the likes of Maryam Namazie.


Tunisia frees jailed man over Mohammed caricatures

Middle East Online 5 March 2014

TUNIS - A Tunisian jailed for posting caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed online was freed Tuesday, his lawyer said, two weeks after securing a presidential


35% of prison inmates in Italy come from Muslim countries

At least 35% of Italian prison inmates come from Muslim-majority countries, and one in four prisons has a prayer area set aside for them, a government report obtained by ANSAmed showed Monday


The Arab Spring, Islam and oil wealth

Al Monitor 10 February 2014
By Talal Salman

Both the western and eastern parts of the Arab world today seem quite different than three years ago, when the so-called Arab Spring started. Several regimes are gone and have


Artists’ Campaign Supports Jabeur Mejri, Jailed for Insulting Islam

Tunisia Live 6 February 2014
By Alexandra Hartmann

Artists from more than twelve countries have come together for “100 Drawings for Jabeur Mejri,” a new project in support of a Tunisian citizen imprisoned for insulting Islam.


More than 75,000 Foreign Nationals Fight in Syria

Israel National News 3 February 2014
By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin

Disturbing statistics have surfaced from Syria Sunday: over 75,000 foreign nationals have been fighting in the Syrian Civil War, according to a local website.


Tunisia's Islamists cede power to caretaker govt

swissinfo.ch 30 January 2014
By Tarek Amara

Tunisia's new caretaker government formally took office on Wednesday, replacing the Islamist party which came to power after a 2011 uprising but stepped down in a deal intended


Qatar’s Activism Sparks a Backlash

Voice of America 22 January 2014
By Mohamed Elshinnawi

WASHINGTON — Over the past few years, Qatar, the tiny gas-and-oil rich emirate has emerged as a major regional political player, and globally as a media powerhouse by founding


How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public

Pew Research Center 9 January 2014
By Jacob Poushter

An important issue in the Muslim world is how women should dress in public. A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), finds that most people prefer that a woman completely cover her hair, but not necessarily her face. Only in Turkey and Lebanon do more than one-in-four think it is appropriate for a woman to not cover her head at all in public.


Tunisia Gender Equality: National Assembly Approves Constitutional Article Giving Women Equal Rights

The Huffington Post 8 January 2014

Tunisia voted Monday to enshrine gender equality in its draft constitution, a key step towards safeguarding its relatively progressive laws on women's rights, with the ruling


Italy: 'Tunisian arrested for threatening to behead ex-girlfriend'

adnkronos 7 January 2014

Cagliari, 3 January (AKI) - Police on Friday arrested an unemployed Tunisian immigrant on suspicion of stalking his Italian ex-girlfriend for nearly two years and threatening


Tunisia: 'Only a Muslim Can Be President'

Israel National News 7 January 2014
By Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin

The Tunisian Parliament approved a new constitution Monday. Despite reports that the constitution guarantees both separation of powers and civil rights, it lacks one crucial


Moderate Muslims Threaten Elementary School Teachers with Death for Not Wearing Burka

FrontPage Magazine 9 December 2013
By Daniel Greenfield

A group of Salafites has issued death threats against teachers at an elementary school in Djerba, Tunisia, if they will not start wearing the Islamic veil within a week. In


Tunisia: Ansar al-Sharia Inaugurates Era of Suicide Bombers

Al Akhbar 5 November 2013
By Noureddine Baltayeb

Tunisia inaugurated its era of suicide bombings on Wednesday, October 30, when a 21-year-old man blew himself up in the tourist town of Sousse, located south of the capital Tunis.


Even Luke Skywalker can't save Tunisia

CS Monitor 5 November 2013
By John Thorne

The Tunisian town of Matmata, better known as Luke Skywalker's home on planet Tatooine, was once swarmed by Star Wars fans. But now the otherworldly landscape is devoid of tourists.


Obama Loses the Middle East

FrontPage Magazine 30 October 2013
By Daniel Greenfield

There are things that Obama just doesn’t understand. Like math. And health care. And alliances. Alliances are as vital to foreign policy as a website that works is to online


Qatar’s influence in Tunisia

The Tunis Times 16 October 2013
By Colin Kilkelly

As Tunisia’s political dialogue drags on it is still not clear whether the Ennahdah led government will stand down as stipulated in the Quartet’s road map and whether the


Sex jihad of Tunisian girl in Syria: "They promised me paradise, so I gave myself to 152 men"

Islam versus Europe 14 October 2013

I've seen some reports in the mainstream media claiming the Syrian "sex jihad" stories are a myth. Some of the stories I've seen in the Tunisian press strongly suggest otherwise.

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