Salafists rally against Jews in Tunisia and Morocco

Marchers shouting extremist slogans were out in force last weekend in both Tunisia and Morocco. While an Islamist preacher shouted anti-Jewish death threats, an Israeli diplomat had to be smuggled out of a conference after demonstrators protested his presence.

The blog Cybersion reports:

TUNIS – A Salafist preacher made death threats against the Jews during a large-scale march on avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis’s main artery.

“Get ready for the fight: Jews! Jews! The fight is for God’s cause. Paradise! Paradise! ” the religious leader with a white beard and djellaba screamed into his loudhailer while the crowd boiled over.

The President of the Tunisian Jewish community, Roger Bismuth, told Associated Press such calls were ‘unacceptable’. He called on the authorities to react. “I have only contempt for these people. They are not worthy of respect because they do damage to their country, my country, because I am a Tunisian,” he said.

Salafists had called for the deaths of Jews during a visit last January by the Palestinian Hamas leader, Ismaïl Haniyeh. These calls had been universally condemned by the authorities and organs of civil society, including the ‘moderate’ Islamist party Ennahda, now in power.

Sunday’s demonstration brought together more than 10,000. All came to call for sharia law and to condemn the desecration of the Koran and other incidents that took place last week in mosques around the country.

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Israeli flags burned in Morocco (with thanks: Gili)

Ynet News reports: Several days prior to the Global March to Jerusalem, thousands of Moroccans took part in a mass rally in Rabat “in support of Jerusalem.” Israeli diplomat David Saranga, who was in the city for a conference, was taken out of the building through a side door as demonstrators protested his presence there, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. Palestinian flags were flown and Israeli flags were burned during the march.

A Moroccan Islamic organization that organized the march claimed that 100,000 participated in the rally.

“The people want to free al-Aqsa,” the protesters chanted. “A million martyrs are going to Jerusalem.”

Arab media reported Sunday that Saranga’s participation in a Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) meeting at Morocco’s parliament stirred uproar among citizens and legislators. The country’s ruling party boycotted the meeting.

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Diplomat leaves Morocco (Jerusalem Post: with thanks: Lily)


  • Shouting and screaming for certain Arabs is "show" time to make others believe they are strong Well let them do it in their own country. They will not be able to kill Jews in democratic lands. That is the main reason why i am so relieved to have left Egypt!
    PS Algeria refused to have the Toulouse killer buried in Algeria: they said "we are not the dumping ground of France!"

  • ahoova is right. The march is basically meant to be a diversion from the butchery of Arabs by Iran's ally, Syria. The idea is to get everybody [= the Arabs and the Euros] to hate Israel and take attention away from what Syria is doing. It is meant to restore Iran and Syria's reputation among Arabs.

  • I am not sure who once said that the IDF should make the Jihadists wishes come true since they only want to die… and why not.. I know it sounds crazy…but under this idea of martyrdom is hidden the other idea of killing your enemies.

    If this eventually happens, I think it is a Jewish self-defence to protect the land of Israel and defeat the would be invaders…. It is time for Jews to come to terms with the idea that they will have to slaughter people if they are going to avoid being slaughterd themselves…

  • But really will it die so quickly? And how many deaths must we count?
    suzy vidal

  • The Moroccan rally was disgusting, as an Algerian born and Moroccan grown Jew I cannot but wonder if we will ever see eye to eye with these cretin religious nuts.

    Although the Moroccan march did not spell out the killing of Jews, they were nonetheless ready to die for AlQuds (Jerusalem Arabic name). I guess that also mean killing those Jews who live in Jerusalem.

    The Slogan: “To AlQuds, Martyrs by the Millions”

    They will surely die, if not to say they will return home empty handed. The French singer Serge Gainsbourg said in one of his song : “All the Golaiths that come from the Pyramids will turn back in front of Magden David”.


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