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African and Arab Islamist leaders met in Nouakchott last week for a conference that focused on opportunities for Islamists after the Arab Spring, including moving from an opposition role to running states. Extremist imam Bechir Ben Hassen issued a fatwa on Facebook against wishing someone a merry Christmas or a happy New Year.
Authorities announced on Friday the arrest of 16 members of a cell linked to Ansar al Sharia; the group later released photos of FBI agents. Hundreds of Islamists affiliated with the ruling Ennahda party broke up a meeting of the secular Nidaa Tounes party. The attack was blamed on the League for the Protection of the Revolution.
Salafists protested in the town of Menzel Bourguiba in Bizerte governorate against the detention of Salafists jailed over the Sept. 14 attack on the US Embassy in Tunis. They also called for clarification of the legal process against Abou Iyadh (a.k.a. Saif Allah ben Hassine), the leader of the Tunisian Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group, who has been linked to the attack but not charged.
The League for the Protection of the Revolution, an Islamist group linked to the ruling Ennahda party, organized a "flash mob" demonstration in Sousse to protest the influence of Tunisia's media. On Monday protesters in Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of Tunisia's Arab Spring, threw rocks at Tunisia's president and parliamentary speaker.
Security forces broke up an al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb recruiting network. Seven members of the cell have been arrested, and security forces are looking for more members in the Jendouba area.
Security forces investigating a Salafist group in El Kef found a large quantity of weapons and ammunition in a raid on a house in Tajerouine; two persons escaped during the raid, but a suspect linked to a recent Salafist arms trafficking incident was arrested.
A policeman was killed in a gunfight in Kasserine after "five suspicious bearded men" were seen in the area. Two days prior, two men from the Salafist stronghold of Jendouba near Kasserine were detained.