Magharebia (Washington DC)

Tunisia: Salafists Destroy More Sufi Shrines

Tunisian salafists desecrated two Sufi shrines in Monastir and Mahdia, Tunisie Numerique reported on Sunday (February 3rd). Late Saturday night, the mausoleums of Sidi Abdeljabbar in Jammal and Sidi Amor Bouzid in Awlad Chamakh were set ablaze.

"There is a systematic plan by some religious extremist groups to completely destroy these historical symbols; something that indicates an intention to target our national memory," Culture Minister Mehdi Mabrouk said earlier in January.

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