Tunisia: Moderate Muslims Extend Warmth Of Ramadan & Force Cancellation Of Goubellat Music Festival

The decision was made due to pressure put on the organizing committee by a group of individuals allegedly affiliated with the Salafist stream of Islam.

The group opposes celebrating any festival during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. According to those against the event, the festival was resisted due to its potential to propagate mixing of sexes and to spread fitna (Arabic for “discord”), a word which connotes upheaval and chaos in Islamic thinking.