The ministry of religious affairs made a U-turn on its decision to terminate Ridha Jaouadi, Imam of a mosque in Sfax. Many Imams were fired in the aftermath of the Sousse attacks last summer due to their allegedly extremist discourse. It is understood that Ennahdha Party has weighed in to force the government freeze to the decision against Imam Jaouadi. Ennahdha expressed its fear that repressive practices under the Ben Ali regime era which are revived in the name of fighting extremism and terrorism would be counter-productive and would push youth to embrace violence. Fethi Al Ayadi, head of Ennahdha’s Shura (consultative) Council said that those practices should end and that Ennahdha would defy and confront them.
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