Saturday, July 27, 2013

Will Tunisians manage to get rid of Islamists ?

We will have to wait and see, but I hope they will.  A large segment of a  society that has enjoyed secularism for hundreds of years cannot  turn into "5-times a day headbangers" overnight, no matter how hard the islamists try to make that happen.  The failure of that is  because the crazier wahhabis and salafis within the Muslim Brotherhood  were too impatient to bring on the kind of changes they want to see in their new Caliphates of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.  They should have used the present strategy they are using in the Judeo-Christian countries ... the strategy that is working so beautifully for them ... that of stealth jihad... slowly does it, quiet and quieter, inch by inch ... and if they had not tried to make the seculars drink the poison of islam in one gulp they would have accomplished what they will in the West...eventually.  

What's happening with the popular people's revolutions against the MB in their own Muslim countries, will teach CAIR and OIC, both organizations  working towards caliphating the world,  to be even more cautious in cementing the shariah inroads in Western society our traitorous politicians have let them already construct much to the chagrin of  us infidels.  Expect the shariah lovers now to be even more stealth, slower and quieter. That means we we will have to be even more vigilant to catch the vermin at their tricks.

Hafez Ghanem writing at Brookings:
  ...Will Tunisia Follow Egypt? Tunisia has always been considered to be the “Arab Spring” country most likely to succeed in its democratic transition.  But recently, there have been worrisome signs.  An opposition leader was murdered today, which is bound to lead to widespread protests.  A group of Tunisians has started a Tamarod, or rebel, movement.  They are emulating the Egyptian Tamarod, which collected 22 million signatures in a petition for early presidential elections and organized the massive demonstrations against President Morsi which ultimately triggered his overthrow by the military.  The Tunisian Tamarod’s stated objective is to withdraw confidence from the elected constituent assembly (whose mandate was supposed to end in October 2012) and from the government.  The Islamist Ennahda Party has the most seats in the assembly and leads the Tunisian government.

There are two important similarities between Tunisia and Egypt.  First, Tunisian society is polarized between secularists and Islamists.  Tunisian secularists are even more vocal than their Egyptian counterparts.  They are influenced by the French concept of laïcité, which implies a stronger separation between church and state than in the Anglo-Saxon tradition.  They complain about the “Islamization” of the civil service and argue that Ennahda’s long-term objective is to turn Tunisia into an Islamic state.

Second, the Islamist-led government in Tunisia has so far failed to deliver on the revolution’s economic demands.  About 78 percent of Tunisians are dissatisfied with the general direction that their country is taking, 83 percent feel that current economic conditions are bad, and 42 percent believe that the country was better off under the former dictator.  Discontent in Tunisia appears to be even greater than in Egypt (see table 1).  On a more positive note, the Tunisian government has recently reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, and some 75 percent of Tunisians expect their economy to improve. .........

From Reuters:
....Tens of thousands of Tunisians turned out for the funeral of assassinated secular politician Mohamed Brahmi on Saturday, and called for the Islamist-led government to be toppled.
Military helicopters hovered overhead and hundreds of troops and police lined the route of a procession attended by Brahmi's widow and son and several prominent politicians.
"The people want to topple the regime!" and "With our blood and with our souls we will sacrifice ourselves for the martyr!" people in the crowd shouted...........

From France24:
A police officer was injured  after a bomb exploded in a suburb of Tunis on Saturday. It followed a second day of demonstrations on Friday, sparked by the assassination of opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi, during which one protester was killed......

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