Tunisia’s ‘Moderate Muslim Brotherhood’ Leader Implicated in Assassination of Political Rival

A recent report by Sky News Arabia implicates Tunisian “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood leader Rachid Ghannouchi in a Qatar-funded assassination of one of his political rivals and vocal critics, Chokri Belaid, in February 2013

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  • tom_billesley

    Ghannouchi the moderate?: This from 1994:

    Supported Sadam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait.

    According to Ghannouchi, the Muslims now faced “Crusader America,” the “enemy of Islam,” and Saddam had taken a necessary step toward unity, “joining together two Arab states out of twenty-two, praise be to God.”

    Ghannouchi also threatened the United States. Speaking in Khartoum during the crisis, he said, “There must be no doubt that we will strike anywhere against whoever strikes Iraq … We must wage unceasing war against the Americans until they leave the land of Islam, or we will burn and destroy all their interests across the entire Islamic world…

    After the war, Ghannouchi requested a U.S. visa. His request was denied. Since then, he has angled for a review of his application by praising former Assistant Secretary of State Edward Djerejian’s speech on Islam, made at Meridian House in June 1992. He also wrote to Djerejian, professing his willingness for dialogue. The U.S. is not the enemy of Islam, he now argues. It is the hapless victim of a “Jewish strategy” for “waging war against Islam.”

    Ghannouchi urges Palestinians not to compromise:

    I think that the approach of Palestinian Islamists must be the liberation of Palestine from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean sea. Any part that is liberated is a gain, provided the price is not the sale of the rest of Palestine. Palestine belongs to the Muslims and must be liberated in its entirety. The truth cannot be divided.

    http://martinkramer.org/sandbox/reader/archives/a-u-s-visa-for-rachid-ghannouchi/

  • simus1

    Third world zero sum politics has its moments. Confusing and exciting. Of course it is somewhat difficult to make a prosperous future a possibility for third world shit holes when free market uncontrolled capital floating around “in the wrong hands” would tend to be invested first in entrepreneurial murder, mayhem, and regime change.

  • Shebel

    Long as they keep killing each other—-
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Ok, so let me see if I understand… Obama supported this “moderate” guy who murdered a real moderate guy who is one of the people that Obama said would be undermined and alienated by President Trump’s Rhetoric.Is that it?

  • Gary

    I followed the Arar inquiry and saw evidence the CBC refused to report in. We were played for suckers by Arar’s fabricated Torture and the fear of terrorism by muslims in canada where it was saver to give this Mother brotherhood linked sunni bags of money to keep the peace.
    He and his wife made trips to al-qaeda friendly mosque in the USA and did it by car with Canada plates where he wasn’t recorded as leaving and only record when coming back . The FBI had a file on him for when Arar lived in Boston near the Airport and went to the radical mosque now tied to the marathon bombs.
    Ara’s wife had relatives in Tunisia that they lived with and they had ties to palestinian terror groups banned in that nation.

    These 2 globe trotted on our passports. He married and pump out kids to assure his refugee claim in canada as having Canadian born children.

    The last complaint by the arar’s was that Canada would not help them get a Travel VISA to “vacation” in Saudi Arabia” .
    Sorry folks…. but you bitched about your problems outside canada and then got $10.2 million because Lawfare works so you don’t have to.
    Now you want to globe trot again which was how you got in trouble by hanging around pro-jihad muslms linked to terrorism and the Muslim brotherhood.
    CAIR-Canada was behind the Arar’s $400 million lawfare, CAIR provided witnesses for the Inquiry and CAIR got a donation from the settlement money.

    In 2008 , CAIR was exposed by the FBI for funding Hamas and linked to the Muslims Brotherhood.

    Justin is a moron to keep up his islmophilia to open our doors to jihadists and ignore the ones here.

    The CBC refused to tell the truth about the Arar’s and still can’t tell the truth abou t 9/11 being by muslims terrorists .

  • mobuyus

    Not surprising that a rat faced guy is in actual fact a rat.