More glorious flowering of democracy and pluralism in “Arab Spring” Tunisia: “Maghreb becoming a ‘terrorist’ hub: Tunisia president,” from AFP, October 3 (thanks to Lachlan):
TUNIS “” Jihadists pose a “great danger” to the Maghreb region, which is turning into a “terrorist” hub, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki warned in an interview with Arabic daily Al-Hayat published Tuesday.
“We can say that the centre for a group of jihadists — the so-called terrorist movement — is moving right now from Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Arab Maghreb region and there is great danger on our doorstep,” Marzouki said.
“There is a security problem that threatens the whole Maghreb region,” he told the paper in New York, during a visit to the United Nations.
He estimated that there were around 3,000 Islamist militants in his country.
In Tunisia, “the number of active (jihadists) who pose a danger is estimated by the police at around three thousand. They are all known and identified,” Marzouki said….