IS celebrates Tunisian president’s coup on democracy!

Social media accounts have circulated details of an Islamic State (IS) publication celebrating the coup carried out by Tunisian President Kais Saied.

The terrorist organization considers that Saied’s action constitutes a setback for the democratic path that it considers to be incompatible with Islam.

The publication describes Saied as a “tyrant”, but goes on to celebrate his coup against members of the Ennahda movement whom it describes as “apostates”, adding that such setbacks for democracy “prove the integrity” of Daesh’s approach.

Daesh has suffered defeats in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and its activities around the world are now carried out by sleeper cells and lone fighters, who are believed to have been recruited via online publications of this type.

A week ago, Tunisian President Kais Saied froze parliament for 30 days, lifted the immunity of deputies, dismissed the prime minister and took over the executive and judicial powers.

Ghannouchi will never leave Tunisia

On another context, Tunisia Parliamentary Speaker and head of the Ennahda party Rached Ghannouchi “has never and will never think of leaving the country,” the Deputy Chairman of the Tunisian Assembly of People’s Representatives, Maher Medhioub, said yesterday, denying news that he may have sought treatment abroad.

On Saturday, Ennahda said that Ghannouchi had “suffered a minor health crisis on Saturday night, after which he was transferred to a private health facility, and left it later after carrying out the necessary examinations and receiving treatment.”

MP Madhioub wrote on Facebook yesterday that: “Rached Kheriji Ghannouchi/ President of the Assembly of People’s Representatives had not asked any country in the world, including the brotherly state of Qatar, to host him under the pretext of treatment, as some claim.”

He added that Ghannouchi “is not currently planning to conduct visits abroad, and has never, and will never, think of leaving the country, but rather works with all benefactors for the sake of Tunisia and the advancement of its people.”

A week ago, Tunisian President Kais Saied froze parliament for 30 days, lifted the immunity of deputies, dismissed the prime minister and took over the executive and judicial powers.

Saied says that his exceptional measures are based on Article 80 of the constitution and aim to “save the Tunisian state” in light of popular protests against the political, economic and health crises sweeping the country.

However, the majority of parties, including Ennahda Movement rejected the measures, considering it a “coup against the constitution” and the 2011 revolution.