Rights group lodges complaint against Imam

 Tunisian prime minister Hamadi Jabali

Following on from the petition started by a Tunisian Jew,  a Tunisian support group for minorities has
lodged a complaint against an imam, accusing him of inciting hatred
against Jews in a fiery television sermon. Arutz Sheva reports
(with thanks: Kouichi) :

“We have lodged a complaint with the court of the first instance in
Ben Arous against the imam of Rades mosque, Sheikh Ahmed S’hili, for
inciting hatred,” the association’s lawyer Kais Baltagi told AFP.

The complaint is based on legislation which stipulates that anyone
using media to “incite hatred between races, religions and people” can
be jailed for up to three years.

S’hili’s sermon was aired on November 30 by the private network Hannibal TV. The channel itself is not included in the complaint because it
broadcast the imam’s remarks live and was unaware in advance of the
nature of his comments, Baltagi said.

Read article in full


  • Yes, we have the collective audacity to continue to identify as Jews, observant or otherwise, instead of "going with the flow" and, to top it off, although we don't account for 1/2 of 1% of the world population, Jewish individuals, institutions and enterprises continue to make a significant positive contribution to society and this causes great envy/resentment.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This website is dedicated to preserving the memory of the near-extinct Jewish communities, of the Middle East and North Africa, documenting the stories of the Jewish refugees and their current struggle for recognition and restitution.

Point of No Return

Jewish Refugees from Arab and Muslim Countries

One-stop blog on the Middle East's
forgotten Jewish refugees - updated daily.