Militancy in the Tunisien maghreb

Tunisia teeters as it grapples with jihadists

21 May, 2013

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 21 (UPI) — Tunisia, cradle of the Arab Reawakening in January 2011, has finally got tough with its hard-line Islamists as, like other North African states that overthrew longtime dictators, it finds itself struggling with the fallout of its groundbreaking pro-democracy uprising.

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فشل الإرهاب

الحظر اشتباك الكونغرس بين الحكومة وأنصار الشريعة هو واحد متوترة مع الحكومة واصفا اياها بقوة الإرهابيين والغاز المسيل للدموع الذي يقضيه في الأنصار لا تتبع الحظر يثير مخاوف من مزيد من تفاقم الأوضاع التونسي
The congress ban clash between the government and Ansar al-Sharia is a tense one with the government strongly calling them terrorists and tear gas spent in the Ansar not following the ban raising tunisien fears of further aggravations

 حتّى لا نصبح «مهاجرين» في تونس زمن «الأنصار»!

عقد «أنصار الشريعة» تجمعهم بالقيروان أو لم يعقدوه، تجمعوا في هذا المكان أو ذاك، أجـّلوا «رسميا» ملتقاهم أو ألغوه، المهمّ هي النتيجة، وهي في السياق العام وبمنظار موازين القوى ومن زاوية إعلامية بحتة، تعني أن «أنصار الشريعة» صنعوا الحدث، بل كانوا في جميع الحالات والأحوال صانعيه رغم أنف الجميع.

نعم، من هم هؤلاء حتى تحبس البلاد أنفاسها بسببهم، ويتجند الأمنيون في شتى أنحاء البلاد تحسبا لهم، وتهرسل آذاننا نشرات الأخبار الموحية بكارثة من صنيعهم؟

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Commentaire

Shadow of Jihadi Safe Haven Hangs Over Tunisia, Algeria
By Sherelle Jacobs, on 21 May 2013, Briefing

Security has crumbled on Tunisia’s western border with Algeria in recent months. A small but destructive group of jihadi militants with links to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has infiltrated the region, with weighty security implications for both Tunisia and Algeria. To successfully rout the jihadists in the short term, the Tunisian military needs better equipment, which the government has promised to deliver. But it is not yet clear whether Tunis is ready to pursue the deeper military and economic reforms needed to quell the terrorist threat in the long term.

Salafi and the banned Congress

How to deal with Tunisia’s Salafists

Ennahda’s crackdown could be smarter, integrating moderates and reserving tough stuff for those who back domestic terror

Tuesday 21 May 2013 08.24 EDT

Critics of Tunisia’s moderate Islamist government, led by the Ennahda party, have in the past chided it for being a soft touch with followers of the ultra-conservative Salafi movement, treating them like wide-eyed, wayward children with a well-intentioned but simplistic view of religion. But times have changed.

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