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