Interview. The famous Tunisian jurist Yadh Ben Achour pointed out that the Islamic movement Ennahdha came to power during the Tunisian Jihad.
smallOur name is Jamel Gorchene. The 36-year-old Tunisian national arrived in France illegally in 2009. He obtained a residence permit in December 2020 and worked as a driver delivery person. The intelligence agency did not understand this. At 2:20 pm on Friday, it was he who went to the entrance of the Rambouillet police station in the Paris region and stabbed a 49-year-old administrative officer, Stéphanie M., in the throat twice and died. point. According to witnesses, the perpetrators yelled “Allah” when committing a crime. He was shot and killed by the police who tried to stop him.Investigators found in his mobile phone Nashedes, Muslim religious songs, often used for jihadist propaganda.
“The Rambouillet attack involved France and Tunisia”
View: Can we say that there is a Tunisian jihadist “passage”?
Yadh Ben Achour: As a Tunisian, I must say that I am sorry for what happened at the Rambouillet police station. I am concerned because the “fanatic” who cut the police throat is a Tunisian. Now, I don’t think we can say “Tunisia area” because this attack was not carried out by someone who had just arrived in France. As far as I know, this person has been living in French territory since 2009. It seems that he did not encounter any problems during the first few years of installation. He can even get his thesis.
So how to explain its radicalism?
I would say he was influenced by social media, or let me call it “anti-social media.” In my opinion, these networks spread hate speech and violence, and the brainwashing people are simple-minded and have no diplomas.
Are they the only social network that can explain him through the behavior?
Not at all. In my opinion, apart from the Rambouillet attack, there is another Tunisian issue. I remind you that after the assassination of Samuel Patty, some Tunisian Islamists announced on social networks and even inside the parliament that insults to Islam and satire of the prophet should not be allowed. It seems that they justify the actions of terrorists. In the face of radicalization and terrorism, Tunisia is somewhat careless. As a Tunisian, I condemn the government’s loose policy in this regard.I appoint the responsibility of the troika [le gouvernement de coalition de 2011 à 2014 formé d’Ennahdha, du Congrès pour la République et d’Ettakatol, NDLR]Including the Islamic Party that won the 2011 election. At that time, while sounding the alarm, the reporter drew attention to the Islamic Interior Minister who was conducting group training in the Chambiad Mountains and replied that they were just sports camps and it was impossible to stop them! Similarly, the Islamic authorities prevented the arrest of the Tunisian jihadist in a mosque in Tunisia.Abou Iyad, The leader of the Ansar al-Sharia group, will eventually be killed in Libya. Moustapha El Haddad (Recruiting jihadist youth: “The Tunisian Paradox », published by Arabesque).
“I will fight Islamists with my thoughts”
Yes, I named them, they are indeed the Ennahdha party. Even if they are not directly related to the Rambouillet attack, the fact is that these Islamists have contributed to the development of violence and terrorism in Tunisia, especially exports to the Middle East.They made a covenant with the Wahhab [tenants d’une vision ultrarigoriste de l’islam, NDLR], They invited Tunisians to promote retrograde speech, such as the reason for circumcision of women, which is completely fundamentalist thinking.
However, for many Western countries, isn’t this a long-term ally of Saudi Arabia and has been exporting this Islamic teachings for a long time?
This is indeed a fundamental contradiction in Western countries. For example, when I saw Donald Trump’s policy towards Saudi Arabia, I realized that by doing so, he was only nourishing the source of jihadistism, and this was just a channel for Wahhabi theory to take violent actions.
When Tunisia is still the only Arab country that has succeeded in the “spring”, is it not a contradiction between Tunisia and such jihadists?