Femen’s “Topless Jihad” against misogyny in Tunisia (nudity) - Osocio
Najjar — An Islamist activist on Thursday March 21st hacked the Facebook page of feminist group Femen's Tunisian branch and posted religious messages after images of two members of the group posing topless were published on the internet, AFP reported. Almost two weeks ago, a girl named Amina posted nude photos of herself online with the caption, "I womens my body.
It is not the source of anyone's honour," written on her bare chest. The year-old girl described her move as an act of protest to mark International Women's Day.
Tunisian Woman Sent to a Psychiatric Hospital for Posting Topless Photos on Facebook
On Wednesday, a picture of a second topless Tunisian girl was circulated on the internet to protest the status of women in Tunisia. Womens page of Femen Tunisian with more than 6, likes defended the right of every girl to go naked.
Staging topless protests is a tradition nude the Ukrainian feminist group, which confirmed its intention to open a nude in Tunisia, a request rejected by the Tunisian women's affairs minister. Siham Badi promised to "work to confront it and legally ban it hawaiianwomen nude it is incompatible with the Islamic religion and Tunisian traditions".
Amina's act of defiance stirred extreme reactions from Tunisia's radicals, including death threats.
Adel Alami, who heads the Commission for the Promotion tunisian Virtue and Prevention of Vice supposedly affiliated with the salafist movement, called for stoning the girl. She must be presented to a psychiatrist who specialises in mental illnesses to ensure her mental capacities," the radical imam told Ettounsiya TV. For his part, jihadist leader Mohamed Anis Chaieb, who recently declared allegiance to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb AQIMtold Assabah that the nude photo posting is an illustration that secularists seek to eliminate the Islamic identity of the country.
While many Tunisians reacted negatively to the posting, they equally condemned salafist threats of violence.