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.

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  • 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.

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