Hundreds of religious associations in Tunisia linked to the Brotherhood’s Ennahda movement are involved in the process of deporting young people to terrorism hotspots. Dozens of them have been dissolved, after it was proven that they were linked to terrorist acts and terrorists.
Over the years of their rule, the Brotherhood aborted many efforts to deal with the file of youth deportation, and the practices of the Brotherhood obstructed the work of a parliamentary investigation committee dedicated to exposing the smuggling networks, and its chair was forced to withdraw from its position, after it revealed the threads of these networks and their relationship to Al-Nahda.
The opening of the file is due to a complaint submitted by the former parliamentarian and member of the parliamentary investigation committee into the transfer networks, Fatima Al-Masadi, in December 2021 with the military judiciary, to reveal the circumstances of the transfer file and the parties involved in it, which is one of the most thorny and mysterious files in Tunisia.
What’s the story?
- During 2011 and 2013, hundreds of young men were recruited in the country’s state mosques and sent to fight in Syria.
- It is the period of the rule of the troika led by the Ennahda movement, which supported and supported the terrorist movements in Syria.
- 2017.. Formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate the recruitment and deportation of Tunisians.
- May 2017. The dismissal of Laila El-Shtawy from the presidency of the committee, which was due to her revealing files that “annoy” unidentified parties.
- July 2021 .. The dismissal of the Brotherhood judge, Bashir Al-Akrimi, after years of obstructing the opening of the file.
- December 2021.. A lawsuit filed by former MP Fatima Al-Masda to open the thorny file.
- The file included 126 people, including politicians, deputies, businessmen and leaders of the Ennahda movement.
- The security services arrest many of those involved, amid expectations that it will include more.
Who are the most prominent detainees?
- Tunisian Brotherhood leader Habib Al-Louz.
- Leader of the Dignity Coalition Party, Muhammad Al-Afas.
- Former MP in the dissolved parliament, Reda Al-Jawadi.
- Businessman Mohamed Farikha.
- Former Governor of Carthage Airport, Fathi Boussaida.
- Noureddine El Khadmi, former Minister of Religious Affairs.
- Fathi El Baladi is a security official.
- Abdul Karim Al-Obaidi, a security official.
- Al-Bashir Belhassan, imam of a mosque.
The Tunisian journalist, Jamal Ben Omar, said that the dismissal of Judge Bashir Al-Akrami a year ago was the beginning of lifting the cover that prevented the opening of the file of the deportation of terrorists and many other files.
Ibn Omar confirmed to “Sky News Arabia” that Al-Akrimi, known as the “Brotherhood Judge”, worked to disrupt the investigation of thousands of files related to terrorism and was dismissed by the head of the Court of Cassation on charges of covering up terrorism-related files, including the assassination of Shukri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi.
He pointed out that “the Tunisian authorities have dug into this black file, and the coming days will witness dangerous surprises that will unveil many Brotherhood names that secured the way for them and hid the traces of those involved in the deportation and killing of young people in hotbeds of tension, all files will be opened, a major earthquake will expose the black decade years. “.
“Every follower of Tunisian affairs knows that the Ennahda movement has a close relationship with terrorism in several respects, as it was a contribution to the emergence of jihadist Salafism, especially Ansar al-Sharia, from which militant groups branched out, such as the Uqba Ibn Nafeh Brigade of al-Qaeda, and the Jund al-Khilafa Brigade pledged allegiance to the terrorist organization ISIS.” According to Ibn Omar.
He explained that “the Ennahda movement, when it assumed the reins of power, tried to attract jihadist Salafism with money and extremist rhetoric, to exploit them against its political opponents, and during that period advocacy tents spread that broadcast violent hate speech.”
“These tents turned into attracting young people to recruit them for the war in Syria, serving regional agendas in cooperation with the Brotherhood in Libya by mobilizing terrorists from the Arab Spring countries and sending them to Syria,” according to Ben Omar,