Middle East Online
April 4, 2013
TUNIS – An arrest warrant has been issued against Tunisian Jihadist who returned from Syria, Abu Zayd Al Tounsi, for taking part in a terrorist organization. Al Tounsi fought in Syria for the past eight months.
However, the charge of “taking part in a terrorist organization” fails to hold water, as the Tunisian state have not considered any of the sides engaged in the Syrian conflict as a terrorist organization.
Earlier in March, after returning from Syria, Al Tounsi appeared on the “Attasiaa Massaa” programme on the Tunisian television channel Attounsiya. His statements sparked nationwide controversy, with media reports claiming that he was only one of thousands of Tunisians who had taken part in the Syrian war.
He confessed to having participated in jihad in Syria and killing several people. He also said he would participate in Jihad in Tunisia if such a fatwa would be launched.
This article was posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 5:04 am