The government’s decision to close around 80 mosques and replace over 100 imams, in the aftermath of the Bardo and Sousse bloody attacks continues to cause tensions within communities, as well as between Islamist organisations and the government. The latest episode of these tensions took place in Lakhmi, Sfax, last Friday, when worshipers at a mosque prevented the new government appointed imam from delivering the Friday sermon. The Tunisian Labour Organisation (OTT), close to Islamists, and a labour union of imams continue to protest the government’s decisions and occasionally hold sit-ins outside the religious affairs ministry building in Tunis.

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