Islamist media is reporting that the Tunisian Muslim Brotherhood party Ennahda has issued a statement which called the outcome of the recent Gaza conflict a “victory of moderate Islam versus terrorism and ruthless violence erroneously associated with Islam.” According to the Middle East Monitor report:
August 29, 2014 The Tunisian Ennahda movement called on Thursday for the prosecution of ‘Zionist war criminals’ before international courts over the latest Israeli onslaught on Gaza.
In a statement quoted by Anadolu news agency, Ennahda movement said that it considers the ‘victory’ of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza as ‘a victory of moderate Islam versus terrorism and ruthless violence erroneously associated with Islam’.
It added that the victory of the Palestinian resistance is ‘a victory of human will against aggression and force, which offers a glimpse of hope to Arab peoples who are treading on the path of freedom, dignity and democracy.’
Ennahda movement, which holds the majority of seats in the Tunisian parliament, also pointed out that the ceasefire agreement came within the context of Israel’s failure to achieve its goals in crushing the resistance and crippling its military power, and that the occupation forces have shown their inability to impose any conditions on the resistance, adding that the agreement has taken into account the conditions put forth by resistance.”
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The GMBDW notes that Ennahda and its leader Rachid Ghannouchi are often described by the media as “moderate.” By designating Hamas as moderate, Ennahda’s own definition of the word would seem equally confused.
For a profile on the Ennahda Party and its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, go here.
For a profile on Ennahda leader Rachid Ghannouchi, go here.