Tunisians demand the right to eat and drink during Ramadan as they protest against non-fasters being arrested

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated on Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

There is no law against eating or drinking in public during Ramadan, but every year the issue comes to the fore in the North African country.

Tunisia’s constitution guarantees ‘freedom of belief and conscience’, but the state is also the ‘guardian of religion’.

Islam is such a hateful cult.

  • irishrus

    I think you crossed pictures with the fag parade
    I wonder what exciting new legislation will be just in time for the parade and parade marshal this year

  • Sharkibark

    So many people I know don’t even KNOW about the Tunesian terror attack in 2015, when 38 tourists were gunned down on a resort beach – 30 of them being British citizens. It used to be a popular vacation destination – not any more. Kudos to these people for trying, but “dozens” of protesters will quickly be shut down in a nation that is 98% islamic.

    • It is not the “moderate” state it pretends to be.

      • Dana Garcia

        Georgie Ann Geyer wrote an upbeat book about the place in 2004, Tunisia: A Journey Through a Country That Works. It was obvious that she got the deluxe government tour of successful initiatives. Still, it showed how thoughtful programs of education and freedom could build a growing middle class. But Tunisia also illustrates the evil recessive gene of islam can erupt at any time and crush modern values.


    • tom_billesley

      There’s also the natural gas truck suicide bombing of the ancient El Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba in 2002. Nineteen killed.

  • tom_billesley

    How long before eating and drinking during Ramadan is forbidden in schools in the west?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Who gives a fuck. Let them eat each other

  • I don’t remember asking others to refrain from eating sweets during Lent.

    Oh, yes – religious tolerance just isn’t a thing in Islamic countries.