Tunisia arrests salafist imam

magharebia.com 9 November 2012
By Houda Trabelsi

Tunisian security forces Tuesday (November 6th) arrested outspoken salafist imam Bilel Chaouachi on charges of incitement to violence. "Bilel Chaouachi is suspected of


Africa: Rise of Islamist Extremist Movements in Africa Threatens Security in the Region - Defence Minister

AllAfrica.com 8 November 2012

Tunis — Minister of National Defence Abdelkrim Zbidi said, at the opening of the 30th session of the Institute of National Defence which began Tuesday in Tunis, that poverty


Tunisian Imam expelled from France

The Jewish Community Online 6 November 2012
By Sandy Rashty

The French government has expelled Tunisian Imam Mohammed Hammami after accusing him of antisemitism, encouraging violence against women and promoting a holy jihad. Mr


Wahhabi Vandalism In Morocco and Tunisia

Gatestone Institute 5 November 2012
By Irfan Al-Alawi

Where are the protests form the media, from the United Nations and UNESCO, from the so-called human rights groups, from the historical preservation societies?

Radical Islamist vandalism of irreplaceable cultural patrimony – including the legacy of Muhammad and other prominent early Muslims – continues, following recent attacks by Saudi-inspired Wahhabis, known incorrectly as "Salafis," on spiritual Sufi monuments in Egypt, Libya, and Mali. In the past, Wahhabi despoliation has included devastation of the cemeteries where lay the remains of the family and companions of Muhammad, as well as countless distinguished figures in the ensuing 1,300 years of Islamic history.


"Tunisian security busts kidnap ring targeting Jews"

the elder of ziyon - 31 October 2012

UPI Arabic quotes Tunisian media sources as reporting yesterday that Tunisian security authorities managed to break up what was described as a 'dangerous terrorist cell that


Red armbands for Tunisia police after ‘Islamist’ attack

Peninsula Online 30 October 2012

Tunisia’s security forces union called on its members to wear red armbands for three days starting yesterday, in protest against a suspected Islamist attack on a police


Leaked videotape shows Tunisia's "moderate" president re-assuring Salafists

Elder of Ziyon 29 October 2012

From allAfrica, in a story that got picked up by Die Welt today: Some Tunisians are accusing Ennahda's leader of pursuing a hidden agenda with salafists. A leaked video


Tunisian Salafis attack alcohol sellers in capital

Yahoo! News 29 October 2012

TUNIS - Clashes broke out between alcohol sellers and hardline Salafi Muslims in the Tunisian capital, a security official said on Sunday, wounding a police commander


'Moderate' Islamist leader in Tunisia strategizes with al Qaeda-linked Salafists

Long War Journal 16 October 2012
By Bill Roggio

The leader of the supposedly moderate Ennahda political party in Tunisia has been caught on tape strategizing with Salafists to gain control of the country. In the video, he


Tunisia: leaked video belies Ghannouchi's moderate image

ANSAmed 15 October 2012

TUNIS - Leaked video and audio recordings of Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's ruling Ennahda party, are causing the moderate Islamist politician a headache.


Islamist Governments Say One Thing in Arabic, Another Thing in English

FrontPage Magazine 10 October 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

During his days of peace and terror, Arafat was often accused of saying one thing in Arabic to his people and another thing entirely to the Western media. This brand of


Molotov cocktail for kids: Tunisian children’s magazine publishes deadly recipe

RT News 10 October 2012

A Tunisian children's magazine "Kaws Kouzah” has recently published a detailed step-by-step instruction of how to make a Molotov cocktail. Now the periodical is facing a


Tunisian President: "Europe is our Destiny"

Islam versus Europe 8 October 2012

Ironically, this disgraceful meeting took place in Valletta, a city named after one of Europe's greatest heroes in the struggle against Islam. VALLETTA: North African


Tunisia arrests senior Salafist over US embassy attack

Radio Netherlands 25 September 2012

A senior member of Tunisian hardline Salafist group Ansar al-Sharia has been arrested in connection with the attack on the US embassy in Tunis earlier this month, the interior


Sword-Bearing Islamist Signals Peril for Arab Democracies

Bloomberg 20 September 2012
By Tarek El-Tablawy and Jihen Laghmari

Days after publishing an article on Salafi Muslims displacing moderate clerics from hundreds of Tunisia’s mosques, Walid Mejri found a sword against his neck. Stopped on the


Tunisian artist graffitis minaret, fights intolerance

CNN 20 September 2012
By Catriona Davies

Fine Arabic calligraphy and street art may seem worlds apart, but for artist eL Seed, they're one and the same thing. eL Seed, a 31-year-old French Tunisian artist, has just


Tunisian Christians Worship Amid Death Threats

BosNewsLife 19 September 2012

TUNIS, TUNISIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 1,500 devoted Tunisian Christian, most of them former Muslims, worship in church buildings or in house churches despite death threats and


Tunisia: Salafist leader avoids arrest

Medafrica Times 19 September 2012
By Geraldine Boechat

The salafist leader in Tunisia, Saif-Allah Benahssine, has escaped arrest from security forces after the mosque was surrounded. They wanted to take him into custody for his


Salafist leader escapes, Tunisia mosque siege ends

jpost 18 September 2012

A Tunisian Salafist leader on Monday escaped from a mosque that had been surrounded by security forces seeking to arrest him over clashes at the US embassy last week, a Reuters


US pulls some embassy staff out of Sudan, Tunisia

Radio Netherlands 17 September 2012

The United States has decided to pull non-essential staff out of embassies in Tunisia and Sudan on Saturday. The order came after both diplomatic posts were attacked and

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