Tunis/Tunisia — Following the terrorist crime in Rambouillet that claimed the lifetime of a French citizen working on the police station within the French city of Rambouillet, the Tunisian civil society strongly condemned an “odious, cowardly and dangerous act to Tunisia’s status, perpetrated as soon as once more by a member of the Tunisian neighborhood in France.”
In a joint assertion issued on Tuesday, the signatories, some 30 associations, mentioned that the preliminary investigations reveal that this crime is a part of a sequence of terrorist acts dedicated within the title of Islam by extremist political actions calling themselves “Islamists” and whose execution is usually entrusted to simple-minded people who’re simple prey to the hateful and deceptive propaganda supported by these organisations.
Such discourses, they remorse, have loved the help or indulgence of the events that had been in energy over the past decade.
The associations additionally deplore the obstinacy of some events, notably the Ennahdha Motion and the organisations and associations which have pledged allegiance to it since 2011, together with the Al Karama Coalition, to disseminate discourses encouraging hatred, sedition and violence on social networks and the media, particularly the outlawed.
Whereas reiterating their condemnation of those heinous felony acts, whose victims are harmless residents, the associations categorical their complete solidarity with the households of the victims and with the French folks and remorse the resurgence of hate and racist campaigns towards Tunisians and all foreigners residing in France and the opposite European international locations, the identical supply reads.
The Associations remorse the lengthy silence of the official, government and legislative authorities, and contemplate that the federal government’s assertion is vital however quite weak in comparison with the agency principled positions towards terrorism at residence and overseas, which have characterised the Tunisian coverage for the final many years.
The signatories conclude that the escalation of worldwide terrorism constitutes a risk to peaceable coexistence between peoples and that states should exert joint efforts to curb it by enhancing the content material of data and academic programmes and by facilitating the launch of improvement tasks which might be a bulwark towards younger folks falling prey to transnational and cross-border terrorist organisations.
The signatory associations embody notably the Attalaki Affiliation for Freedom and Equality, the Beity Affiliation, Citizenship and Freedom Affiliation, the Tunisian Affiliation for Defending Particular person Freedoms, the Tunisian Affiliation for the Defence of College Values, the Tunisian Affiliation of Democratic Ladies, Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State, the Tunis Centre for Press Freedom, Euromedrights, the Affiliation of Tunisians in France, the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights, the Nationwide Observatory for the Defence of the Civilian Nature of the State, the Organisation 23_10 for the Assist of the Democratic Transition Course of, the Organisation towards Torture in Tunisia and the Nationwide Union of Tunisian Journalists.