Threats against the interim government of Tunisia

Al-Qaeda threatens Tunisia government

By Monia Ghanmi in Tunis for Magharebia – 23/05/2013

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) warned Tunisia’s interim government not to suppress or threaten Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia.

http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/features/2013/05/23/feature-01

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Concerns of upcoming elections Tunisia

Tunisia’s Salafists

A growing concern

 

 

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.

(c) 2013 Guardian News & Media Ltd http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/21/tunisia-salafists-ennahda-crackdown

The Clash between the Tunisian police and the Salafists

Tunisian police clash with Salafists over banning of annual congress

Security forces and hardline Islamists fought street battles in Tunis on Sunday, with one protester killed and 15 policemen wounded, after the authorities banned the Salafists from staging their annual congress.

3:10AM BST 20 May 2013

The confrontations infuriated moderate Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, who for the first time linked the Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group which is considered close to al-Qaeda to “terrorism”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/10067827/Tunisian-police-clash-with-Salafists-over-banning-of-annual-congress.html