Fundamentalist Islamic regime condemns anti-Jew slurs?
But don’t get too misty eyed, the Ennahda party said nothing about the “death to Israel” chants, they passed muster. Israel, as we well know, is used interchangeably by the Arabs for “Jews”. Getting wiser about not using language that will cause an international ruckus I believe. KGS
NOTE: Calling for the genocide of Israel, meaning the murder of every breathing Israeli Jew however, is just swell with them.
Tunisia’s Islamist party slams anti-Semitic chants
TUNIS, Tunisia (al-AP) – The head of Tunisia’s moderate Islamic party condemned anti-Semitic slogans chanted Monday by a handful of ultraconservative Muslims during the arrival of a top Hamas official that have alarmed the local Jewish community.
It was the latest action by a small group of ultraconservative Muslims over the past few months to have embarrassed the government in what was once one of the more secular countries in the Arab world.
Rachid Ghannouchi reiterated the policy of his Ennahda party, which heads the country’s new government, that Tunisia’s Jews are “full citizens with equal rights and duties.”
“Ennahda condemns these slogans which do not represent Islam’s spirit or teachings, and considers those who raised them as a marginal group,” Ghannouchi said in a statement.
Videos circulated online showed crowd members greeting Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Gaza government, at the airport in Tunis on Thursday chanting “Kill the Jews” and “Crush the Jews.” The chants came from Salafists, ultraconservative Muslims who have been making their presence felt in Tunisia recently.