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Arab Winter update

14 December 2012

9:54 AM

14 December 2012

9:54 AM

Rachid al-Ghannouchi is a great British success story. This Muslim Brotherhood leader sought asylum in Britain in 1989 and stayed here throughout the reign of Tunisian dictator President Ben Ali. After the recent Tunisian revolution Ghannouchi returned to his native land, bringing with him the values of tolerance and democracy he learned in the UK.

Whoops – that last part is wrong. Since returning to Tunisia this Brotherhood leader and leading Hamas fan, has – through his leadership of the major Brotherhood party in the coalition – helped to lead Tunisia down the road of Islamic fascism.

The latest news on Great Britain’s export is that he recently took part in Tunisia in an ‘International Conference in Support of Palestinian Prisoners in the Jails of the Zionist Occupation.’ This event was such a bigging up of Hamas that the Palestinian Authority were invited as ‘observers’ rather than ‘representatives’ of the Palestinian people , and thus boycotted the conference.

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Among the stars of the event was Ahlam al-Tamimi, sentenced for her role in the suicide bombing of an Israeli pizza restaurant, where she helped murder eight children. She was released under the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap. Here she is on Hamas TV expressing her delight at her action, despite her initial disappointment when i hearing on the radio that she might have only helped to kill three Jews:

‘I admit that I was a bit disappointed because I had hoped for a larger toll. Yet when they said “three dead,” I said: ‘Allah be praised’…Two minutes later, they said     on the radio that the number had increased to five. I wanted to hide my smile, but I just couldn’t. Allah be praised, it was great’ etc etc.

Anyhow – at the enlightened Tunisian event alongside Ms al-Tamimi, Britain’s own gift to the region, Mr Ghannouchi announced:

‘Every day, the ummah is getting closer to the liberation of Jerusalem and Palestine…’

And he also added:

‘Allah, permit me to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque, or [grant] me martyrdom at Jerusalem’s doorstep.

As I keep on saying, if you were a Tunisian liberal in recent decades Britain did nothing for you. If you were a Tunisian fascist then we did everything we could.

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