Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Prominent Muslim leader attacked at "Tolerance in Islam" conference

From Tunisia Live:

Yesterday, Abdelfatah Mourou, a prominent Tunisian Islamist figure, was hospitalized after he was attacked by an attendee of a conference entitled, Tolerance in Islam, which he was heading in Kairouan.

The assailant struck Mourou in the head with what appeared to be a water glass following a dispute. Mourou passed out and was taken to the hospital, where he was given five stitches in the forehead.

...In response to the attack, Morou said, “I am fine now, the damage is moral… We are here to speak about tolerance, but those people are ignorant of true Islam. I don’t know what his [the attacker's] political orientation is, and regardless, this is not part of Islam.”
You can see the tolerance in action in the last seconds of this video:

(h/t Jan)