More news of the spread of democracy and pluralism in the glorious Arab Spring Tunisia. “Tunisia: no to student wearing niqab, hard-liners protest,” from ANSAmed, October 7 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, OCTOBER 7 – The University of Sousse’s refusal to admit a girl wearing the niqab to its Literature Faculty has been violently challenged by a group of people who invaded halls and offices on the site, terrorising teachers, students and staff.
The news was reported this morning by the TAP agency. Students and professors signed a petition against further episodes of religious intolerance in universities, demanding the ban on the niqab to be upheld and the struggle “against all forms of religious fanaticism”.
A few days ago, the Forum of Tunisian university students made a similar appeal after an increasing number of demonstrations of intolerance by Islamic fundamentalists. (ANSAmed).