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Man Arrested for Scrawling Star of David on Tunis Mosque
Gulf News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Habib Toumi

Posted on 03/17/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A Tunisian man has been arrested after he scrawled the Star of David on the wall of a mosque in the capital

Manama: A Tunisian man has been arrested after he scrawled the Star of David on the wall of a mosque in the capital on Friday.

Witnesses said that the man, reportedly in his 50s, spray painted the “Israeli star” as thousands of worshippers were leaving Al Fateh Mosque in downtown Tunis following the Friday prayers.

He then attempted to hide within a group of worshippers, but was spotted by young people who searched his bag.

However, the man refused to explain his act and kept mumbling that the end of the world was near, local Arabic daily Assabah reported on Saturday.

He was later taken away by the police despite the insistence of some worshippers to interrogate him at the mosque.

Tunisia, the first Arab country to topple its political regime in January 2011, has been hit by an unexpected political and ideological turmoil after moderate Islamists won the parliamentary elections. Salafists, a new radical force emerging in the country, and liberals, who believe they should have been given a greater representation in the constitutional assembly and a more important role in political life, have been recalcitrant in extending cooperation to the government.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: islam; israel; jewish; tunisia

1 posted on 03/17/2012 10:12:48 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps we’ll see the Hookah Defense.


2 posted on 03/17/2012 10:23:08 AM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: nickcarraway
sent "donations" for his defense?

3 posted on 03/17/2012 10:30:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.
...the man refused to explain his act and kept mumbling that the end of the world was near... He was later taken away by the police despite the insistence of some worshippers to interrogate him at the mosque... [A]fter moderate Islamists won the parliamentary elections[,] Salafists, a new radical force emerging in the country, and liberals, who believe they should have been given a greater representation in the constitutional assembly and a more important role in political life, have been recalcitrant in extending cooperation to the government.

4 posted on 03/17/2012 10:35:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: nickcarraway

They are treating the Star of David as the new Muslim equivalent of the Swastika. I find this amusing. I hope all of the antisocial elements in Islam start spray-painting six pointed star graffiti, especially around mosques.


5 posted on 03/17/2012 11:20:51 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

The Bloods, Crips, M13.....tagging goes international.


6 posted on 03/17/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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