Islamists attack Tunisia cinema over secular film

Last Updated: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 09:35

Tunis: A gang of ultraconservative Islamists have attacked a movie theatre in
downtown Tunis because it was showing a film about secularism.

Around 100 bearded men shouting "God is great" smashed the windows of Cinema Afrique, where the movie "Neither God nor master" by France-based Tunisian director Nadia Feni was playing yesterday.

A reporter saw eight of them forcing their way inside and attacking filmgoers, including prominent directors, before being apprehended by police.
Tunisia`s former regime ruthlessly cracked down on political Islam. Since its downfall in popular protests, however, Islamists have become more active.


First Published: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 09:35

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