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Mango Chutney

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This is relevant because Saudi Arabia just soft loaned $7 billion dollars to Tunisia to stimulate the economy!
Tunisia has been taking loans and donations from other countries for absolute years.....that's why they are in debt up to their freakin eyeballs, yet look at the state of the country: Inadequate health, education and law facilities, filth and neglect, roads unfit for purpose, masse unemployment and general poverty.

The corrupt government line their own pockets with those handouts.....whilst regular folk suddenly find they can barely put a nutritious meal on the table, as their living expenses have increased to pay off said loans.
A loan or donation to Tunisia serves as much use as a chocolate teapot.....it is useless and improves nothing.

I remember when I first left rat, I researched so much stuff in my quest to understand what the actual f*ck just happened....and I got so angry when I discovered all this money being handed on a plate to Tunisia.
At that point, I was so angry with rat and the Tunisian authorities lack of action over bezness, I wanted Tunisia to fail...how mean is that?
But I did, I was angry and irrational. Now, I feel pity for a country so badly run, it is only these foreign handouts keep their heads above water. Loans and handouts will never get them anywhere....corruption will see to that, as we see now :thumbsup:

In Tunisia, the begging bowl really does start from the top and work it's way down....all the way to prostitute rats :thumbsup:
No pride.
 

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This must be why there was extra military presence yesterday:

Under Tight Security, Tunisia Commemorates Revolution Anniversary

Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 08:45



University professors and teachers take part in a protest to demand higher wages in Tunis, Tunisia December 19, 2018. (Reuters)
Tunis - Asharq Al-Awsat
Thousands of Tunisians rallied under tight security measures on Monday to mark eight years since the ouster of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

President Beji Caid Essebsi used the occasion to call on the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) to cancel a general strike scheduled on Thursday to demand a wage raise.

During the opening of an exhibition at the Bardo museum that marks the revolution, Essebsi warned of the danger that a general strike posed.

He acknowledged that the purchasing power of the Tunisians was declining after inflation reached 7.5 percent.

At the Habib Bourguiba Avenue, thousands of demonstrators, especially political party supporters, organized Monday festive rallies to mark the revolt.

UGTT Noureddine Taboubi delivered a speech before the crowd and expressed his insistence to stage the strike.

Although Tunisia continues to proceed with democracy and the political transition after the so-called “Arab Spring”, the economy still faces challenges.

Unemployment stands at 15.5 percent, with those worst hit being young university graduates, and the dinar value drops before the euro and dollar.

The Tunisian president pledged to publish the final list of martyrs and wounded of the uprising – an announcement that has been delayed since 2011. This could introduce financial settlements with the families.

The assigned committee has finalized its mission one year ago, affirmed the president, and results will be published in the official gazette soon.

During the revolution from December 17, 2010 until January 14 2011, more than 300 were killed, while thousands of others were wounded. But no accurate numbers were officially announced since the list has been revised several times since 2011 to determine the exact number and avoid any deceit.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1546621/under-tight-security-tunisia-commemorates-revolution-anniversary
 

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It seems to me sometimes tunisia can take 1 step forward then 10 back. The women are so f***** stupid
Just read an article and the women are having a protest because they want polyogomy in.tunisia!! !!!
I read that there are two women to each man in Tunisia. Could it be because so many of them aren’t getting married?
One would have to understand from their point of view. To be raised to be a mother and dote after a man, but to never have the possibility is sad. I could see some women thinking a man having two wives would be a solution. :eek:
It is one step forward, 10 steps back!
Just think of the variation tho: each rat can marry umpteen victims! NOT!!!!
The poor Tunisian women will still be standing around like flowers on a wall. Still single and never married.
All it will achieve is more options for the rats!
 

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I read that there are two women to each man in Tunisia. Could it be because so many of them aren’t getting married?
One would have to understand from their point of view. To be raised to be a mother and dote after a man, but to never have the possibility is sad. I could see some women thinking a man having two wives would be a solution. :eek:
It is one step forward, 10 steps back!
Just think of the variation tho: each rat can marry umpteen victims! NOT!!!!
The poor Tunisian women will still be standing around like flowers on a wall. Still single and never married.
All it will achieve is more options for the rats!
But they can marry foreigners too, and other religion men. So makes no sense.
 

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Do you think this rat practice is just for men? I think if they have the chance to marry their daughters with British Muslims, French muslims, American muslims they would very gladly. The rat sister was supposed to be engaged at some point with a French Muslim man.
Possibly, but they haven’t had the privledge for too long. I met a Tunisian student who was here on a student visa with her husband. He said he was from France. He didn’t look Arabic. She said she had to go back to Tunisia because her student visa was expiring. I don’t know why she didn’t go to France. Who knows. It sounded weird to me.
 

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But they can marry foreigners too, and other religion men. So makes no sense.
They can now legally marry a man from another religion but it is a law passed by government. It’s not based from Islam and many clerics objected to it. So although it’s legally allowed few women will find any support for this within their own family.
 

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They can now legally marry a man from another religion but it is a law passed by government. It’s not based from Islam and many clerics objected to it. So although it’s legally allowed few women will find any support for this within their own family.
Most tunisians are disgusted about it.
My argument if its good enough for the men then its good enough for the women just goes down like a lead balloon .
 

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I was raped, starved and kept as a prisoner': How an Australian woman, 30, traveled to Pakistan to meet the man of her dreams...

I find her extremely genius and positive person,' he said.
'But I was disappointed and somewhat angry at her for coming to a totally strange country and strange people whom she met only through internet.
'Our youth must learn that the internet is not a safe place and we must not believe fantasies which someone portrays on internet.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6625447/Survivor-Muslim-groomer-raped-daily-flying-Pakistan-promises-lavish-life.html?ito=social-facebook

Be careful with who you meet online!
Horrendous story, she’s very very lucky she found anyone to help her. It’s not unlike the stories some people have written here about their experience in Tunisia.

It’s so hard to get it through to people that the person you meet on line is a stranger whether you have known them five minutes or five years.
 

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Holy shit....you wouldn't wanna be on that plane!
Especially knowing Tunisia has provided the most foreign fighters :eek:
I see they've blamed mental health AGAIN :rolleyes:
Makes a mockery of those of us with genuine mental health issues :(


'ALLAHU AKBAR': PASSENGER STORMS COCKPIT

Flight from Paris forced into emergency landing
Published: 1 hour ago.

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A 30-year-old Tunisian man allegedly tried to enter the cockpit of an airliner heading to Tunis from Paris, forcing an emergency landing.

Video footage taken by a passenger shows police wrestling with the man after the plane landed in Nice, in southern France.

The man is heard shouting “Allahu akbar.”

The Transavia Boeing 737-800 landed at about 6:30 p.m. local time after the passenger acted “violently” towards cabin crew, reported the French newspaper Le Monde.

The paper said the man allegedly attempted to enter the cockpit after praying at the door.


Media typically translate “Allahu akbar” as “God is great.” But it means “Allah is the greatest,” a declaration of the supremacy of Islam over all other religions and authorities on earth.

French officials, however, are not calling the incident terror-related.

The prosecutor in Nice said a medical examination found the man to be suffering from mental health problems. He was referred to a psychiatric facility.


Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/allahu-akbar-passenger-storms-cockpit/#MJiYhrcX0T4tOyCE.99
 

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Holy shit....you wouldn't wanna be on that plane!
Especially knowing Tunisia has provided the most foreign fighters :eek:
I see they've blamed mental health AGAIN :rolleyes:
Makes a mockery of those of us with genuine mental health issues :(


'ALLAHU AKBAR': PASSENGER STORMS COCKPIT

Flight from Paris forced into emergency landing
Published: 1 hour ago.

Print


A 30-year-old Tunisian man allegedly tried to enter the cockpit of an airliner heading to Tunis from Paris, forcing an emergency landing.

Video footage taken by a passenger shows police wrestling with the man after the plane landed in Nice, in southern France.

The man is heard shouting “Allahu akbar.”

The Transavia Boeing 737-800 landed at about 6:30 p.m. local time after the passenger acted “violently” towards cabin crew, reported the French newspaper Le Monde.

The paper said the man allegedly attempted to enter the cockpit after praying at the door.


Media typically translate “Allahu akbar” as “God is great.” But it means “Allah is the greatest,” a declaration of the supremacy of Islam over all other religions and authorities on earth.

French officials, however, are not calling the incident terror-related.

The prosecutor in Nice said a medical examination found the man to be suffering from mental health problems. He was referred to a psychiatric facility.


Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/allahu-akbar-passenger-storms-cockpit/#MJiYhrcX0T4tOyCE.99
Terror related or not that must have been a terrifying ordeal. Thank god for locked cockpits.
 

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Tunisia women call for polygamy

January 26, 2019 at 11:55 am | Published in: Africa, News, Tunisia

A Tunisians woman wears a national flag during a demonstration to mark Tunisia's Women's Day and to demand equal inheritance rights between men and women on August 13, 2018, in the capital Tunis [FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images]

January 26, 2019 at 11:55 am
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Tunisian union calls for another nationwide strike to press wage demands

The calls for a demonstration have sparked debate about the issue of polygamy, which is rejected by the majority of Tunisians but supported by a minority on the pretext of following Sharia law.

In this context, researcher of Islamic civilisation, Sami Braham, wrote that: “Unmarried women who missed a wedding opportunity believe that opening the door to polygamy will enable them to get married.” He added however that “in my estimation, and according to my knowledge of the male gender to which I belong to, the opposite will happen because the crisis will be exacerbated by men looking for younger women, unless they accept marriage as an act of charity and kindness”.


A number of activists believe the call for polygamy was motivated by political parties in order to target the Islamic Ennahda movement and distort its image before the upcoming elections. Activist Mohammed Nur Musa described the demonstration as a “Satanic idea” which “aims to mobilize supporters of the regime and its partners to distort the Islamic Ennahda movement”. “It is a failed plan which will not deceive the smart Tunisian people,” he added.

Another activist, Raouf Al-Guizani, described this demand as “electoral begging” aimed at distorting Ennahda. He pointed out that political parties close to Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi supported these moves and called on people not to follow these calls.

Read: Tunisia cabinet approves equal inheritance law

Meanwhile the Head of the National Union of Tunisian Women, Radhia Djerbi, said in a statement to Alkhaleej Online that the articles of the Personal Status Code were approved by the Tunisian Constitution and cannot be amended through protest.

Djerbi considered calls for protests demanding polygamy to be “a form of madness, a pathological phenomenon. She claimed that it also “indicates a lack of awareness of those who demand it,” adding that “this will not affect the lifestyle of Tunisian society or the achievements of Tunisian women”.

According to the latest report published by the National Office for Family and Population in December 2017, Tunisia is one of the countries with the highest rate of reluctance to get married, with figures standing at 60 per cent – much higher than the ratios of other Arab countries.

The report revealed that the number of single women has increased to more than 2.25 million, out of a total of 4.9 million females in the country. This has increased from only 990,000 in 1994, with spinsterhood the highest among females age 25-34.

According to an international study conducted in December, Tunisia ranked fourth in the Arab world and first in north Africa in the percentage of single women. However, sociologist Salahuddin Ben Faraj does not see polygamy as the solution to the problem. Ben Faraj told Alkhaleej Online that “polygamy will open the door to the emergence of new social problems that do not exist today,” pointing out that “the implementation of this idea is almost impossible in Tunisia, as polygamy had not exceeded 5 per cent since it was allowed centuries ago”.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190126-tunisia-women-call-for-polygamy/
 

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Tunisia women call for polygamy

January 26, 2019 at 11:55 am | Published in: Africa, News, Tunisia

A Tunisians woman wears a national flag during a demonstration to mark Tunisia's Women's Day and to demand equal inheritance rights between men and women on August 13, 2018, in the capital Tunis [FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images]

January 26, 2019 at 11:55 am
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Tunisian union calls for another nationwide strike to press wage demands

The calls for a demonstration have sparked debate about the issue of polygamy, which is rejected by the majority of Tunisians but supported by a minority on the pretext of following Sharia law.

In this context, researcher of Islamic civilisation, Sami Braham, wrote that: “Unmarried women who missed a wedding opportunity believe that opening the door to polygamy will enable them to get married.” He added however that “in my estimation, and according to my knowledge of the male gender to which I belong to, the opposite will happen because the crisis will be exacerbated by men looking for younger women, unless they accept marriage as an act of charity and kindness”.


A number of activists believe the call for polygamy was motivated by political parties in order to target the Islamic Ennahda movement and distort its image before the upcoming elections. Activist Mohammed Nur Musa described the demonstration as a “Satanic idea” which “aims to mobilize supporters of the regime and its partners to distort the Islamic Ennahda movement”. “It is a failed plan which will not deceive the smart Tunisian people,” he added.

Another activist, Raouf Al-Guizani, described this demand as “electoral begging” aimed at distorting Ennahda. He pointed out that political parties close to Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi supported these moves and called on people not to follow these calls.

Read: Tunisia cabinet approves equal inheritance law

Meanwhile the Head of the National Union of Tunisian Women, Radhia Djerbi, said in a statement to Alkhaleej Online that the articles of the Personal Status Code were approved by the Tunisian Constitution and cannot be amended through protest.

Djerbi considered calls for protests demanding polygamy to be “a form of madness, a pathological phenomenon. She claimed that it also “indicates a lack of awareness of those who demand it,” adding that “this will not affect the lifestyle of Tunisian society or the achievements of Tunisian women”.

According to the latest report published by the National Office for Family and Population in December 2017, Tunisia is one of the countries with the highest rate of reluctance to get married, with figures standing at 60 per cent – much higher than the ratios of other Arab countries.

The report revealed that the number of single women has increased to more than 2.25 million, out of a total of 4.9 million females in the country. This has increased from only 990,000 in 1994, with spinsterhood the highest among females age 25-34.

According to an international study conducted in December, Tunisia ranked fourth in the Arab world and first in north Africa in the percentage of single women. However, sociologist Salahuddin Ben Faraj does not see polygamy as the solution to the problem. Ben Faraj told Alkhaleej Online that “polygamy will open the door to the emergence of new social problems that do not exist today,” pointing out that “the implementation of this idea is almost impossible in Tunisia, as polygamy had not exceeded 5 per cent since it was allowed centuries ago”.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190126-tunisia-women-call-for-polygamy/
The majority of Tunisian men can barely afford the one wife and five kids they have, how will they support additional wives with five kids each? And yes, the men interested in more wives will take the younger women. They want children. What the unmarried women were missing in their younger years they are still likely missing and they are older. They will be even less attractive to these men than when they were younger. Don’t they think things through? It’s not going to help them get married. They need more progressive change, not backwards Stone Age momentum.
 

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Mine adored Hitler :eek:
He used swastikas on a few profiles, told me life would have been good for Muslims if Hitler had won the war. He said Hitler loved them, would not listen to my comments about Hitler calling them dirty monkeys (or similar), and when I showed him proof, from a segment of 'Mein Kampf' on Google....he said it was lies....he said somebody had changed Hitler's words.
Somebody changed the Hitler's words in his own book "Main Kampf" 24.gif

Hitler's views on the Arab world

Hitler had told his military commanders in 1939, shortly before the start of World War II:
We shall continue to make disturbances in the Far East and in Arabia. Let us think as men and let us see in these peoples at best lacquered half-apes who are anxious to experience the lash

The SS had established a special unit of 22 people in 1942 "to Kill Jews in North Africa". A network of labor camps was established in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Over 2,500 Tunisian Jews perished during a six-month period in these camps. :Evil:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relations_between_Nazi_Germany_and_the_Arab_world#Hitler's_views_on_Arabs_and_Islam
 

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Somebody changed the Hitler's words in his own book "Main Kampf" View attachment 52315

Hitler's views on the Arab world

Hitler had told his military commanders in 1939, shortly before the start of World War II:
We shall continue to make disturbances in the Far East and in Arabia. Let us think as men and let us see in these peoples at best lacquered half-apes who are anxious to experience the lash

The SS had established a special unit of 22 people in 1942 "to Kill Jews in North Africa". A network of labor camps was established in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Over 2,500 Tunisian Jews perished during a six-month period in these camps. :Evil:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relations_between_Nazi_Germany_and_the_Arab_world#Hitler's_views_on_Arabs_and_Islam
I had to laugh at his ignorance :rolleyes:
How he believed that a power crazy, insane dictator was their friend. He was too stupid to see that they were being used to carry out Hitler's dirty work, and that once he'd finished with the Jewish people, he'd have wiped them out too :rolleyes:
I don't know what the hell these dimwits are taught at school, for so many of them to have the same belief...but I'd sure love to be a fly in the wall during their history lessons :thumbsup:

I got the silent treatment for laughing at him and showing proof contrary to his beliefs.
 

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Would love to see this....t'would be quite an eye opener for those fools that believe Tunisia is safe, and that Tunisia is modern and progressive.
Ain't nothing modern and progressive about Sharia Law.

Review: Controversial documentary ‘Jihadists’ presents unfiltered views of hard-line fundamentalists

By ROBERT ABELE
JAN 31, 2019 | 7:30 AM



Sharia Law Court Tribunal in the documentary "Jihadists." (Jihadists / Cinema Libre Studio)



What might your attempted indoctrination look like if you were kidnapped by radical Islamists? Or maybe your television viewing after sharia law took over your town? The documentary “Jihadists” from French filmmaker François Margolin and Mauritanian Muslim journalist Lemine Ould Salem, is a sort of answer: a context-free series of interviews with hard-line fundamentalist clerics and believers from sharia strongholds in Mali, Tunisia, Iraq and Afghanistan, interspersed with propaganda videos of varying levels of queasiness and horror.

The filmmakers got unprecedented access to record the unfettered theories of militant Salafists — ultra-pious adherents who want to turn back the clock — and the result is unusual enough in its uncritical presentation that the film was nearly banned in France for coming off like propaganda itself. While there is a certain abject fascination in the unvarnished reality on display — everyday violence, unapologetic defenses of cruelty, killing and hatred wrapped in soft-spoken praising of God — the lack of an off-screen voice saying “Yeah, but …” is ultimately maddening.

Margolin, who has studied radical Islam for decades, occasionally appears at an edit bay to argue his movie’s approach, that this is an observed lesson revealing the inner workings of a vocal minority. To know what’s out there is valid, but why not narrate the counterarguments over his subjects’ words? Explain the tactics while showing a gruesome recruitment video? Margolin says we should “fight with ideas,” but “Jihadists” misses an opportunity to make vivid how that method of struggle would look.

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‘Jihadists’
In French, English, Arabic and Bambara with English subtitles

Not rated

Running time: 1 hour, 14 minutes

Playing: Starts Feb. 1, Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-mini-jihadists-review-20190131-story.html
 
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