According to Al Quds, last Tuesday it was revealed that the Christian Orthodox Church in Tunis, one of very few churches in Tunisia, is being “abused” and receiving “threatening messages” from “Salafis.” Church members are described as “living in a state of terror,” so much so that the Russian ambassador in Tunis specifically requested the nation’s Ministry of Interior to “protect the church.”
The abuse has gotten to the point where “Salafis covered the cross of the church with garbage bags, telling the church members that they do not wish to see the vision of the Cross anywhere in the Islamic state of Tunisia.”
Among all the Arab-speaking nations, Tunisia has long been described as one of the most “secular” and “liberal”; it was also the first nation where the “Arab Spring” began. Now its very few churches are not tolerated, and their crucifixes abhorred. If this is “tolerant” Tunisia, what about the more “radical” nations? More evidence of the true nature of the much ballyhooed “Arab Spring.