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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tunisian interior minister condemns anti-Jewish protest

On Monday I posted a video of a demonstration by Islamists in front of the Great Synagogue in Tunis.

Al Ahram reports today that Tunisia's interior minister strongly condemned the rally:
We strongly condemned strongly the militants and the advocates of extremism who deliberately demonstrated in front of some religious monuments and chanted slogans against the religions; it was incitement to violence, racism and discrimination.

It is unacceptable for them to undermine the very values of our republican system based on respect for freedoms and beliefs, tolerance and peaceful coexistence between all factions and ensure the exercise of civil rights.

We will spare no effort to preserve these values and respond to anyone trying to incite violence or sedition among the people of Tunisia...
This is a good sign.