Tunisian opposition figure seeks to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization
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Tunisian opposition figure and President of the Free Destourian Party (PDL) Abir Moussi has announced her bloc’s decision to submit of a new draft resolution designating the Muslim Brotherhood, as a “terrorist organization.”
Speaking during a news conference, Moussi said the draft resolution demands the government to formally “classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization that is hostile to the civil state”.
The draft resolution also calls the state to “consider any person or entity that has connections to this organization in Tunisia as being guilty of a terrorism-related crime.”
“Today we want a clear political position,” Moussi said. “Political parties and politicians who want to openly dissociate themselves from the Muslim Brotherhood organization must prove so and vote in favor of this draft motion.
“Some political entities and civil society groups in Tunisia have leaders and members who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood and receive funding from the organization,” she added, stressing that such a situation is “inconceivable” as it is a “threat to national sovereignty.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is considered a “terrorist organization” in a number of Arab countries as well as European countries and the United States.
Recently, the PDL and other opposition blocs have been raising the stakes in their confrontation with the Ennahda Islamist Movement over its leader Rachid Ghannouchi’s meddling with the country’s foreign policy agenda and his close ties with Islamists in Turkey and Qatar.
Source: Egypt Today