A Tunisian group, consisted of young students,
says it intends to form a Hezbollah-style political
party to defend the rights of the people against
any possible repression.
The announcement comes days after a historic
revolution ousted the country's former president
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Jamil Ben Alavi, a prominent student leader,
says he was optimistic about the promotion
of the Islamic values among the youth in
the predominantly Muslim country.
"The progressive example of Hezbollah
the Tunisian people," Fars News Agency
quoted Ben Alavi as saying.
The comments come as thousands of
Tunisians have publicly organized congregational
prayers over the past days.
Meanwhile, some Tunisian TV channels have
resumed broadcasting the call for prayer.
Ben Ali had pursued a strict anti-Islamic
agenda during his rule over the North
"He (Ben Ali) was against broadcasting Adhan,
holding Friday prayers in mosques during his
rule," the Arabic language Al-Mofakirat Al-Islam
website said in a report about religious freedom.
In an attempt to imitate Western countries, Ben
Ali imposed strict laws against the Islamic dress
A vast majority of the country's population is
Muslims and committed to Islamic values.
Ben Ali's 23-year of dictatorship, which was
marred by repeated human rights violations
and torture, ended earlier this month after
weeks of street protests.
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