Tunisian group urges supporters to defy congress ban
Tunisian Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia called on its Islamist supporters to defy a government ban on its annual congress, setting the scene for a possible showdown yesterday on the eve of the planned meeting.
Former ‘head’ of al Qaeda in Italy an ‘organizer’ of Ansar al Sharia rally
The global and local re-packaging and marketing of a “moderate” Islamist leader
Mohamed-Salah Omri 17 May 2013
In Tunisia, the resigning former Prime Minister and Ennahda leader, Hamadi Jebali, is being groomed for a presidential role by his party as well as international players, in a bid to market an “acceptable” Islamism.