Saturday, July 9, 2011

"God" film Angers Tunisia Islam-Reuters

Religious tensions after six months of the revolt of Tunis, Tunisia (Reuters)-Islamic Arab secularism in the Liberal Party's dominance of the citadel at once what the challenge is to increase the limits of the freedom of expression through.

Last week, several dozen men were French ' Ni Dieu, Ni openly attack ' was a movie titled the cinema advertising (no God, no master) from the Tunis Tunisia-France Director Nadia El Fani, an outspoken critic of political Islam by that.

Police later arrested a 26-man, but return to the ways of the early Muslims out of the Salafists-advocates gathered by political Islam Justice two days later, within the purist trend-their data requirements, leading to scuffles with an attorney.

Security forces to stop protests heavily deployed at the Central Tunis after Friday prayers last week by the Salafists.

Secular press and intellectuals under the age of tough police reaction to the alarm, Tunisia-secularism at freedom magazine from a bastion of 23 Al-Abidine Ben Ali-Islamic politics by the rules and alerts across the spectrum are at risk of being lost if you do not stop.

"This is what the company for the disciples of these wizards do not measure anything since they will stop at the hotel, nightclubs, or if the attack is a taste of sitting in a restaurant waiting for us ordinary people," wrote the French-language monthly Realites Zahar Taieb.

Tunisia was forced from power in January and the Middle East and North Africa since Ben Ali pro-democracy protest movement spread throughout the Launchpad for.

A democratic system is causing the slow transition tension. The temporary President and the Cabinet at a later stage to allow Congress and the President to write to a new Constitution for the survey for the Special Assembly, the elections will not be held until October.

' No ', says Muslim Tunisia secular

Abdelmajid Habibie, the leader of the party preparing to attack a police Salafist Tahrir condemnation, the arts community to stimulate cinema Salafists Habib Bourguiba was trying to imagine the modern State, but more conservative than the general atmosphere of Tunisia with his father who misjudging.

"Especially in situations where a country or has undergone Tunisia now with this name does not need to display a movie like this. This is a deliberate attempt to provoke the people, "he said, the movie's Arabic title ' La Allah, pointing to a y S d i y la ' (no God, no master) said that there is no God.

-Prohibition of polygamy, divorce, and wear the veil-women's Liberation women's access to relief-carved out of actively promoting government policies since independence from France despite Islamic conservatism was strong in Tunisia, he said.

"Yes, people do not live in a Muslim way to Tunisia, but they are not secular. Those who do not appear on television (talkshows) society. They have no popular, Tunisia, the ethnic groups have "Habibie said.

"Tunisia is almost all Muslims. The Islamic people's mentality, "he said, was" a victim of agent systems of colonialism, "the secular, additional

Politics of Egypt who was forced from Office in February, a Muslim Arab leaders such as Ben Ali Mubarak try to shut down the forces arts community, such as increasing the liberal elites in Arab social conservatism of defence against began to check the status of the line.

Today, many in Tunisia's cultural elite political and cultural models, many of the film director France, Tunisia and France, their funding are often feted.

Post-Ben, Ali Fani's documentary, Tunisia calls for the protection of secularism, "like a war and want to tell them about the Declaration of the people," said, Habibie added.

Director of atheist rights to defend the

An avowed atheist who named Islam and the Constitution of Tunisia Fani articles to remove the load State for the lightning in the movement for the Islamic religion. She is the right of other people, Jews, Christians, atheists, and says it by.

"There are people who understand better if we are to protect freedom from the dictator, all offices must protect the freedom we fight now," she said, speaking from France.

"Obviously there are a lot of people who want to live as they want religion to that. Do not believe in God, I do not have today in Tunisia say right. "

Had to change the title of the documentary, she said, ' it's Fani at Cannes after France Agency showed in favour of Laicite Insh'Allah (God willing secularism).

She said that Tunisia is almost entirely Muslim, but acknowledged that many whether they need fast during Ramadan or women's rights, the freedom to choose the dress as they wish.

Leading Islamic party Ennahda was away from them at the same time benefit from the behavior of the Salafists standing show she said.

"Islam is not the right one, and they take us to how people lived before 1400, you will want to. You must continue in modern Tunisia. We must understand the elements of progress secularism, "she said.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, with it connected to the Ennahda, do not agree with the view to the use of force or aggression, but that other artistic output movies for Islamic values, "fixed principles" should be respected.

The party was banned by Ben Ali, but has emerged as the most powerful single force in politics, as brothers, as after the success of the protest. Authorities at the base of the party's program license through explicit religious Tahrir had refused.

Tunisia is in the hands of secular intellectuals, political commentator, said Rashid Kchena, Islam was playing and try to force flex their muscles before the election.

"These secular intellectuals, is a very small minority, they do not reflect the attitude of society Tunisia," he said. "But the Salafis in their own way is trying to impose a community by surprise."

A r a b/Muslim identity of Tunisia-advance survey pointed out other works Kchena Fani. "She did not agree with, but it is her right to say what she thinks. These issues concern future generations, so we have to discuss everything, "he said.


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