Tunisian Islamist Cognitive Dissonance Watch: Jewish freedom edition

On the same day the Tunisian assembly (led by a party the Guardian characterized as representing a moderate brand of Islamism) approved a new constitution explicitly banning Jews (indeed, all non-Muslims) from seeking the Tunisian Presidency, Al-Arabiya reported the following:


The story begins as follows:

“Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party said in a statement Saturday that Jews living in the North African country were citizens with “all their rights and duties.”

Evidently, by “all rights” he meant to add:  Except, of course, for the insignificant right of Jews to equally participate in the nation’s political system.

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