Tonight, I feel bad for my country. But also for the entire region, for the Arab world, the Muslim world ... For humanity. I do not understand this resentment and hatred coming from all sides. I do not understand these wars, and all these interventions here and there.
I do not understand this killing silence as to the denial of the right to free movement. A denial that forces young Africans to risk their lives in those death rafts. I do not understand that torture is still practiced in my country. I can not admit or accept the attacks on the first of the freedoms we have secured thanks to the sacrifices of our martyrs and wounded: the freedom of opinion and expression.
Today we experienced a tragic day, two / three -two different numbers given by the Minister of the Interior and his spokesman- Tunisians have lost their lives while they were trying to break into the American Embassy in Tunis in what they thought to be an action to defend Islam and our Prophet. This happened as a reaction to the dissemination of an "anti-Islam" movie.
Personally, I can't talk about the movie itself. I did not watch it. I cannot make comments neither on its content nor on its artistic and technical quality.
I understand that young people feel annoyed, attacked and harmed in their sacred, but I do not understand at all those who push them to react violently in a country where peaceful youth overthrew a dictator. I am doing my best to understand those who get excited because of a movie or a book. Moreover I think that the response to a movie should be a movie, a deep criticism or a peaceful, well-organized demonstration.
The USA Embassy's incidents are beyond my imagination and apprehension. What happened worries me. Many questions hit my mind after what happened:
-Who is the manipulator standing behind these events occurring on an international scale?-Who are his allies / collaborators across the region in general and in our country in particular?I do not understand at all why are some parties and occult forces initiating, from time to time, provocative actions despite knowing in advance that they are going to put some countries on fire. I do not understand who is behind the manipulation of the masses. Who pushes them to react violently? Nevertheless, I have a feeling that those behind the alibi and those behind the reaction are the same.
Furthermore I am astonished at the passivity and incapacity of the security forces to control the situation despite their awareness of the possibility of such events in advance. Why didn't they cut off the access to the area ? How did they let excited and angrypeople reach the walls of the embassy and climb them so easily?We have already seen these same forces act with promptness and rigidity against people who wanted to celebrate the memory of the martyrs on April 9th, 2012. They have been very efficient against strikers and protesters in Sidi Bouzid, the Hencha, Kebili, and many other areas of the country. why did they fail in stopping the angry masses?
There are probably thousands of questions to be raised. Personally, I am convinced that these incidents are neither spontaneous nor an action that is the natural reaction of disappointed people hurt in their self-esteem.However, I still have confidence in our youth. I strongly believe that we will succeed in defending and expressing ourselves peacefully. I hope that the forces of peace and progress around the world will succeed in stopping the evil campaigns causing hatred and wars.