Tunisia: The economy is “Ennahda Brotherhood” card to escape from “corruption and terrorism”

After the meeting of the movement’s executive office, headed by Rashid Ghannouchi, the movement came out striking the people’s economic and social pain, especially with regard to the rise in prices.

The movement claimed that the accusations against its leaders of corruption and terrorism are a government means to distract citizens from this crisis.

The failure of external pressures

Tunisian experts explain to “Sky News Arabia” these moves, that the movement, after its failure to mobilize the international community against President Kais Saied, began focusing its attention on mobilizing Tunisians against him, by exploiting the economic crises, without considering the movement’s own responsibility for these crises while it was in power. And the role of global crises such as the Ukraine war and the Corona virus.

In this, Tunisian political analyst Belhassan Yahyaoui explains that the Ennahda movement plans to overthrow Saeed from within, despite knowing that the Tunisian economy is linked to the European economy affected by many crises.

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The movement’s annoyance and confusion increased after the file of political assassinations and its secret apparatus was opened before the prosecution, as well as the file of its deportation of Tunisian youths to join terrorist movements in conflict areas abroad, a file linked to international parties, and during her rule she did her best to hide what condemns her, according to Yahyaoui.

Regarding the same file, Tunisian political analyst Hoda Hammami says that the Ennahda movement, during its presence in power (since 2011-2021 in Parliament and the government), pressured the security and judiciary authorities to keep its role in deporting young people forgotten.

At least 800 people, including top-ranking leaders of the Ennahda movement, such as Rashid Ghannouchi and Muhammad Farikha, a former Ennahda leader, owner of a private airline, and senior state officials, face charges of sending extremists to Syria.

Security and official sources estimated that about 6000 Tunisians went to Syria and Iraq in the past decade to join extremist groups, including ISIS.

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Throwing fireball

It also links this to the decline in the weight of the Brotherhood movement in the political scene, and even among its bases, after its abject failure to rule during what Tunisians call the “black decade”; Because of the assassinations, terrorist acts and the purchase of political debts.

Hammami attributed Al-Nahda’s statement regarding the economic situation to its nature as an ideological party, which considers that every accusation leveled against it is a political targeting to demonize it, as a means of disavowing public opinion of crimes.

And “for all these reasons, the Ennahda movement is always trying to throw the ball into the court of the Tunisian president,” in the words of Hoda Hammami, although the economic situation is mainly due to “the mismanagement of governments since 2011, and the failure to strike with an iron hand at the hands of monopolists and smugglers who were sheltering in political parties.” ruling, especially in the Ennahda movement, in addition to the effects of global crises.

Failure statement

In the estimation of Tunisian political analyst Riad Jarad, Ennahda’s statement reveals “the state of failure it reached after they left the state on the brink of bankruptcy after the black decade.”

And he warns that the Brotherhood movement is “betting on the fall of Tunisia to return to power and privileges through starvation and abuse of the people,” describing the leaders of this movement as “wearing the dress of preachers (they are devils), and bearing their failures and even their crimes to others.”

On July 25, 2021, President Kais Saied began the course of the “July reforms”, which included measures that removed the Ennahda movement from centers of government, including changing the government, dissolving the parliament it controlled, reforms in the judiciary, and drafting a new constitution and electoral law.


Arab Observer

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