“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009
But who will go to court, or do anything at all, in the U.S. or modern, moderate Tunisia or anywhere else, to protect the right of women and girls not to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it?
(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, DECEMBER 4 – A group of Salafites has issued death threats against teachers at an elementary school in Djerba, Tunisia, if they will not start wearing the Islamic veil within a week.
In a letter with the logo of Ansar al Sharia, a Salafite Islamic group suspected of terror activities and banned by the Tunisian government, the teachers are threatened by an organization which calls itself a repression cell in the region.
The death threat was denounced by the school director who took the letter to the police.
Primary schools have long been targeted by Islamists as part of what appears like a general plan to set up, without authorization, dozens of Koranic schools with programmes which are completely different from official ones. (ANSAmed)