Monday, March 07, 2016

What happened in Tunisia: reaction to Hizbollah's listing as a terrorist organization

What happens in Tunisia may be the most indicative of Arab public opinion given the country's least oppressive political system. So Saudi regime imposed a decision on Arab Interior Ministers' meeting to list Hizbullah as a "terrorist organization".  What happened next was very revealing: the government started to distance itself from the decision, and all political parties and unions and organizations denounced the decision and defended the party, and even the leader of Nahdah, Rashid Ghannushi, spoke of the "resistance" of the party.  Under pressure from Qatari regime and Saudi regime media, Ghannushi tried to retract to no avail.