The popular uprising there is pro-Sharia and Islamic rule. “Tunisia: Al Qaeda Maghreb Chief Wants Tunisians To Rebel,” from ANSAmed, January 14 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – ROME, JANUARY 14 – After inciting the Algerian people to rebel and bring down the country’s regime in the last few days, one of the leaders of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Deroukdal, alias Abu Musab Abdelwadoud, has expressed his solidarity with the Tunisian people, encouraging it to fight a holy war to bring down the regime of President Ben Ali.
The AQIM chief appealed to Tunisian parents to train their sons in the use of weapons, according to the Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper. (ANSAmed).