Instead of holding the Tunisian Islamist regime accountable, McCain gave it a pat on the back
Aside from his undistinguished tenure as Minister of the Interior, when he accidentally or deliberately allowed the Salafist attack on the US embassy to take place, Ali was caught up in a gay scandal when a videotape was released of him having sex with another man while in prison.
Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist Ennahda party, has said the punishment of flogging should be introduced against people who are charged of slander, in reference to a female blogger who published documents accusing his son-in-law of corruption and of extramarital affair.
“I lost my eye because of the police, this is what Ennahda has done,” says Anis Omrani, 24, referring to the Islamist party. “The people want another revolution” and “Ennahda, go away! Game over!” say others.
this is a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to set up a legitimized Syrian opposition council.
“The government is now at the hands of Islamists, the mosques are ours now, and we’ve become the most important entity in the country,” he said.
These days Islamists are discovering that the internet can expose their doubletalk almost as fast as both sides of their mouths can move.
This was a sucker punch; it wasn’t about the video, this was about feeling disenfranchised, envious and the opportunity to loot and destroy what wasn’t theirs.