Tunisia

Tunisia protest call follows violence in capital

gulfnews.com 7 December 2012

Tunis: Tunisia’s largest union called on Wednesday for a general protest strike next week against the Islamist-led government in an escalation of protests that resulted in

 

40 Tunisia Islamists still on hunger strike

gulfnews.com 28 November 2012

At least 40 Tunisian Islamist prisoners are still on hunger strike, the justice ministry told AFP on Monday, hours after announcing that the almost two-week protest had

 

40 Tunisia Islamists Still on Hunger Strike

Naharnet 27 November 2012

At least 40 Tunisian Islamist prisoners are still on hunger strike, the justice ministry told Agence France Presse on Monday, hours after announcing that the almost two-week

 

Porn sites appear in Islamic countries’ most-visited online rankings

Al Arabiya News 15 November 2012

At least five pornographic websites are among Egypt’s 100 most frequently visited online destinations this year, according to Alexa, a division of Amazon.com that tracks online traffic patterns globally.

The statistic proves particularly significant as Egyptian web surfers may soon be stripped of all access to Internet pornography sites.

Egypt’s Prosecutor General ordered the government’s ministries of telecommunications, interior and information to begin enforcing a ban on online porn last week.

 

Salafists clash with students in Tunisia

magharebia.com 15 November 2012
By Houda Trabelsi for Magharebia in Tunis

Fighting erupted Monday (November 12th) in Monastir between salafists and members of the General Union of Tunisian Students (UGET). The clashes broke out when Islamist

 

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

 
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