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Female Blogger Exposes Tunisian Islamist Minister’s Affair, Islamist Leader Says She Should Be Flogged

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On December 30, 2012 @ 12:22 pm In The Point | 5 Comments

Islamic law. It just makes people more moral.

Tunisia’s Islamist government, after spending weeks beating protesters, now finds itself in a complete meltdown as its foreign minister was caught having an affair and paying for it by embezzling money from the government, proving that he’s not only morally corrupt, but also ethically corrupt. And really cheap, which would be more of a virtue in a finance minister than a foreign minister.

Since Islam was founded on nepotism, see Caliph Abu Bakr, the Tunisian foreign minister is also  the son-in-law of Tunisia’s hate-filled Islamist leader, Rashid Ghannouchi, who urged that the female blogger who exposed the affair be flogged showing his commitment to a modern secular Tunisia.

Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem, from the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, has found himself at the center of an embarrassing scandal following accusations of public money embezzlement and involvement in an extramarital affair.

According to documents published by Tunisian journalist and blogger, Olfa Riahi, the Islamist minister spent several nights at the Sheraton hotel in Tunis with a woman and paid for his stay from the government’s coffers.

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.

The Islamist leader said during a Friday sermon that the content published by Tunisian blogger Olfa Riahi reflects “values of hypocrites” punishable according to the Shariah law.

As opposed to having affairs, which is only punishable by flogging when it’s not being done by your foreign minister and son-in-law.


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