Tunisian prime minister Hamadi Jabali
Following on from the petition started by a Tunisian Jew, a Tunisian support group for minorities has
lodged a complaint against an imam, accusing him of inciting hatred
against Jews in a fiery television sermon. Arutz Sheva reports (with thanks: Kouichi) :
"We have lodged a complaint with the court of the first instance in
Ben Arous against the imam of Rades mosque, Sheikh Ahmed S'hili, for
inciting hatred," the association's lawyer Kais Baltagi told AFP.
The complaint is based on legislation which stipulates that anyone
using media to "incite hatred between races, religions and people" can
be jailed for up to three years.
S'hili's sermon was aired on November 30 by the private network Hannibal TV. The channel itself is not included in the complaint because it
broadcast the imam's remarks live and was unaware in advance of the
nature of his comments, Baltagi said.
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