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There were more than 100,000 Jews living in Tunisia in 1948. Today there are an estimated 2,000 left

Long before the Christians in the ‘Muslim world’ were being systematically annihilated, the Jews ran for their lives.The few who stayed are in great danger. Just a  few weeks ago, Tunisian hatemonger Ahmad Al-Suhayli was caught  on video delivering a call to murder all Jews. His kuthba was posted on MEMRI TV and  he faces legal action  for inciting incitement to genocide. At first  dissembling, Ahmad lied and denied it, and then  he declared  that “this is a war against Islam in Tunisia”, thus blaming the accursed Jews again.

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Since there is no backlash, radical headbangers are crawling out of their caves everywhere.

Analysis: Muslim clerics believe regime will let them intensify their incitement against Jews.

By ZVI MAZEL/J-Post

Salafists call for Islamic law in Tunisia

Salafists call for Islamic law in Tunisia Photo: REUTERS
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In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Ennahda party in Tunisia, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, received 41 percent of the vote in the parliamentary elections and is now ruling the country – and suddenly there are worrying manifestations of anti-Semitism – led by religious figures.Tunisia had long been known for its pro-Western orientation and its fairly liberal attitude to issues such as the status of women, education and religious tolerance.Its overall attitude toward the Jews was not, however, markedly different from that of other North African countries.

As long as they recognized the preeminence of Islam, respected their Muslim neighbors and generally behaved as befits second class citizens, they were allowed to live in peace within their communities and to take an active role in the country’s economic and commercial circles.

And in the not so distant past, Jews were treated to the full dhimmi limitations according to the Shari’a: They had to pay a special tax and wear garments identifying them as Jews; they were forbidden to buy real estate and could be drafted every year for a period of forced labor. At times they were accused of imaginary offenses and mobs would loot and burn their houses and shops. By the second half of the 19th century a deepening Western interest in the country led to a gradual lessening of the burden, and discriminatory measures were lifted with the French takeover of 1881.

Grand Allures: "The liberation of Jerusalem starts here. I will be the sixth righteous caliph."

The English in this report is marginal, but the import is clear. The Righteous or Rightly Guided Caliphs were, according to Islamic tradition, the first four successors of Muhammad: Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Then some add Hasan, Ali’s son, or Umar II, who came slightly later. And Hamadi Jebali is apparently planning to be the sixth.

Zebiba Boy Hearing Voices:  Hamadi Jebali

I tried to tell you: “Tunisia’s new Prime minisiter’s [sic]: “I am a Rightous Caliph, I see Signs from God.” !!!,” from All Voices, November 13 (thanks to JW):

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Tunisia: 'You Cannot Have Moderate Fanatics'

Shock horror! Imagine: the mainstream media whitewashing the jihadist views of an Islamic supremacist leader! It’s unprecedented! Shocking beyond measure! “Media Whitewash Ghannouchi’s Radical Islamist Views,” from IPT News, October 31 via JW:

A recurring media theme in recent days is that Rachid al-Ghannouchi and his Ennahda Party, which won last week’s Tunisian elections, are “moderate” Islamists despite considerable evidence to the contrary.

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A few notable voices in the conservative blogosphere like Martin Kramer, Melanie Phillips and Raymond Ibrahim pointed out problems with this argument, including Ghannouchi’s endorsement of jihad in Gaza, stating that “Gaza, like Hanoi in the ’60s and Cuba and Algeria, is the model of freedom today.” Ghannouchi has expressed support for suicide bombings and welcomes the destruction of Israel, which he predicts could “disappear” by 2027.

“There is no such thing as ‘moderate Islamism,'” Phillips wrote. “It’s as absurd as saying there were moderate and extreme Stalinists, or moderate and extreme Nazis, or moderate and extreme proponents of the Spanish Inquisition. You cannot have moderate fanatics.”

Meanwhile, the malevolent gang of  NGO’s who assist the African surplus population to invade our countries calls on the EU to resettle more  criminal welfare seekers from Africa…..

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That message apparently hasn’t reached some U.S. media and political elites. Before and after Tunisia’s election, news outlets provided a steady stream of stories portraying the group as moderate and committed to democracy.

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Is it "our duty to protect" the caliphate?

 Libya: Polygamy Reinstated!

Sharia will be basis of legislation, all laws contradicting Islamic teaching will be nullified

 The first act of the zebiba sportin’  thug in chief of the post Gaddafi Libya was to declare it a sharia state.

Mr Abdul-Jalil went further, specifically lifting immediately, by decree, one law from Col. Gaddafi’s era that he said was in conflict with Sharia — that banning polygamy. (Telegraph)

I tried to tell you. “Libya’s transitional leader declares liberation,” from AP, October 23  (Sharia will be basis of legislation–JW)

 All Power to the Zebiba Boyz:

Libyan Transitional Leader: Shariah Will be ‘Basic Source’ of all Law

 Existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam will be nullified.  (See the zebiba?)

 Some Smell the Coffee:

Now, are those in Tunisia who oppose Islamic rule racists, or are they Islamophobes? It has to be one or the other, or both, right? An update on this story. “Huge turnout in Tunisia’s Arab Spring election,” from Reuters, October 23 via JW…..

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Iranian TV: Libya to be a sharia state

Melanie Phillips: Now what?

There is a significant Islamist presence among the rebel forces. The commander of the Tripoli Military Council, Abdul al-Hakim al-Hasadi, was formerly head of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a U.S.-designated terrorist organisation affiliated with al Qaeda. He claims to have disavowed his record of extremism — but who can be reassured by that, especially as he has admitted that his forces have jihadist links?

And just get your head round this. Al-Hasadi has admitted that he previously fought against ‘the foreign invasion’ in Afghanistan before being captured in 2002 in Pakistan. He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.

So although al Hasadi was captured as a jihadi enemy trying to kill western forces in Afghanistan, the UK military has subsequently helped him win power in Libya. Indeed, Britain’s backing for the Libyan rebellion has been echoed by al Qaeda.  Just how crazy is this??

Even more alarmingly it has also been reported that, on the quiet, Iran has been backing the Libyan rebels with humanitarian aid. Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said:

‘The head of the National Transitional Council (NTC), Mustafa Abdel Jalil, sent a letter of thanks to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for having been on their side and helping’. (source)

A Sign of Things to Come

TUNIS — Synagogue burned while police stands by, does nothing  (AFP)

Arsonists set fire to a synagogue in the southern Gabes region of Tunisia, a leader of the local Jewish community said Tuesday. (Right after the Islamic headbanger in chief returned from Londonistan, where he found refuge for the last 20 years. What a coincidence…!)

Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, southern Tunisia

“Someone set fire to the synagogue on Monday night and the Torah scrolls were burned,” Trabelsi Perez told AFP, criticising the lack of action by the security services to stop the attack.

“What astonished me was that there were police not far from the synagogue,” added Perez, who is also head of the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, the oldest synagogue in Africa.

Twenty-one people were killed, including 16 European tourists, when Al-Qaeda bombers attacked Ghriba in April 2002.

“Peaceful” Cairo Mob Hangs Mubarak in Effigy (GWP)

And what are they calling for?

The protesters are chanting, “Oh America and Israel … you people of evil.”

Iranian state-owned news agency IRNA reported the Israeli embassy in Cairo was attacked by armed men in the morning of Feb. 1. According to eyewitnesses cited by IRNA, an Egyptian officer who was guarding the embassy was killed. The attackers reportedly withdrew from the embassy following clashes with the Egyptian forces around the embassy. (Stratfor)

An effigy depicting President Hosni Mubarak is seen hanging on a traffic light as Anti-government demonstrate in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities battled to save President Hosni Mubarak’s regime with a series of concessions and promises to protesters, but realities on the streets of Cairo may be outrunning his capacity for change. (Emierates 24-7 via ROP)

“Nothing to do with religion”- right?

People pray on Tahrir, or Liberation Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday Jan. 31, 2011

Mubarak’s grip on Egypt looked increasingly tenuous on Tuesday after the army pledged not to confront protesters who converged in Cairo in their tens of thousands to demand an end to his 30-year rule.

Women demonstrate in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power

“30 years of devastation and treason?” Only? Wait and see what Egypt looks like under the Muslim Brotherhood: in less than 10 years they’ll be running out of sand!

Khaled Abu Toameh still has hope for the Arabs:  Arab Dictators Have not Learned the Lesson

Spengler: Even Islamists have to eat.

Tunisia Islamist leader rejects Khomeini comparison, calls himself moderate, democratic….

Democratic? Moderate? But of course. Peanut Khadr told us Khomeini  was a moderate, back in 79.  Some of the  press lackeys called  him a holy man. He even  said he has no political ambitions. That is, until he had them. And the first thing he did after coming to power, was to marry a 9-year old like his profit Muhammad. Next he eliminated all the lefty loons that helped him  achieve his goals, and then came the jihad on Jews, Bahai,Christians,  Zaroastrians, homosexuals and all the others that need to be killed to establish a proper Islamic republic.

But its all different this time:  Tunisia’s Islamist leader tells Reuters not to worry, because he ain’t no Shiite. Trust me, infidel: al Reuters wouldn’t lie to you, go back to sleep.

Who needs investigative journalism anyhow, you greasy Islamophobes!?

* Islamist leader says he no Khomeini

* Says hardliners have wrong idea of Islam

DUBAI, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda movement is democratic and should not be feared, its exiled leader said on Saturday, rejecting any comparison between him and Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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Al-Qaeda urges jihad against Tunisian government

Al Qaeda, al schmaeda: does it matter what the soldiers of Allah call their particular group?  They  all are commanded to kill and die for Allah to make the world Islamic.

Its only natural that the sharks are attracted by the smell of blood.

(Reuters) – The leader of a banned Tunisian Islamist movement said on Saturday he would return in the next few days from exile in London after Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who ran the country for 23 years, was forced out.

Tunisian authorities outlawed the Ennahda, or Renaissance, movement in the early 1990s after accusing it of a violent plot to overthrow secular rule. But the movement said it is non-violent and the victim of government repression.

“I am going to go back very soon,” Rached Ghannouchi told Reuters in an telephone interview. “I haven’t decided when yet, but possibly in the days to come.”

“The reasons that forced me to leave do not exist any more. The dictatorship has fallen … There is nothing to stop me returning to my country after 22 years of exile,” he said. (of course not. The UK kept him safe so he can now take the Islamic revolution home. Clever, not?) (Reuters has more)

The popular uprising there is pro-Sharia and Islamic rule. “Tunisia: Al Qaeda Maghreb Chief Wants Tunisians To Rebel,” from ANSAmed, January 14 (thanks to JW):

(ANSAmed) – ROME, JANUARY 14 – After inciting the Algerian people to rebel and bring down the country’s regime in the last few days, one of the leaders of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Deroukdal, alias Abu Musab Abdelwadoud, has expressed his solidarity with the Tunisian people, encouraging it to fight a holy war to bring down the regime of President Ben Ali.The AQIM chief appealed to Tunisian parents to train their sons in the use of weapons, according to the Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper. (ANSAmed).

Egypt warns West to stay out of Arab affairs

Too funny. Just yesterday the  Islamist lawyer for Gaddafi, the Al Qaeda Lawyer Saad Djebbar became increasingly unhinged demanding the EU must intervene, referring to the “Euromed Partnership” that is to enable 50 million soldiers of allah to invade Europe.

CAIRO (AFP) — Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit warned Sunday the West to stay out of Arab affairs, days after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Arab leaders to work with their peoples to bring reforms.

And in separate remarks, Cairo’s top diplomat downplayed fears that a Tunisian-style popular revolt could spread to other Arab countries, calling it “nonsense.” (Source)

The Liberating Shrouds of Tunisia

Religious coercion threatens Tunisian women

A number of Tunisian women feel forced to adopt religious practices in attire and behaviour. Experts, however, question the legality and Islamic authenticity of the phenomena.

By Jamel Arfaoui for Magharebia in Tunis – 07/01/11 (thanks to the RoP)

  • Fitzgerald: Tunisia and the Monitoring of Islam: Tunisian police are stopping women on the streets and asking them to take off their headscarves and to sign a pledge that they will not wear a scarf again. A 1981 Tunisian law prohibits Islamic attire in schools or government offices.

[Jamel Arfaoui] “The case with the veil in Tunisia is a matter of fashion and is the result of influence from certain groups; it’s the herd mentality,” writer Rach Tounsi says.

Rima, a student, breathed a sigh of relief when her mother allowed her to remove the hijab.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for six months,” she says, adding that the experience felt like “long decades”. “My mother forced me to abandon what she considered to be indecent clothes when I returned home at a late hour after attending a friend’s birthday party.”

Like many other Tunisian girls and married women, she was made to obey her family, while facing alienation at school.

“I’ve lived through difficult times at my college. I may be wrong about it, but I felt that my male and female colleagues’ looks were tearing me apart. This made me avoid going to the college for several days, and I could have failed that year if it hadn’t been for the assistance of a female colleague,” she adds.

Even though freedom of conscience is enshrined in Article 5 of the Tunisian constitution, which “protects the free exercise of beliefs with reservation that they do not disturb the public order”, a growing number of women experience coercion in religious practices.

Rabiaa, in her 30s, is one of them. She admits to wearing Islamic garments out of fear of her husband’s violence.

“He threatened to divorce me and to prevent me from seeing my kids if I insisted on my rejection of the veil and cloak,” she tells Magharebia.

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