Tunisia does not want any returning jihadis
Hundreds of people gathered outside Tunisia's parliament to protest against letting jihadists who fought overseas to return to the country.The jihadis should become men without a country where no one in the civilized world will accept them and their poisonous ideology. It does present a problem for Western European governments who try to deport terrorist linked jihadis, as the government is reluctant to accept them as was the case with the guy who ran over Germans with a big truck. Putting them in jail only gives them the ability to recruit like minded crooks. The governments should consider reimposing the death sentence for those associated with terrorism.
Protesters in Tunis chanted 'no to freedom for terrorist groups' while others held placards saying 'lock the door to terrorism' and 'no tolerance, no return'.
Organisers said 1,500 people attended the rally.
It was held on the same day authorities said they had arrested three alleged jihadists connected to the suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker, Tunisian Anis Amri.
Protestors slammed Rached Ghannouchi, head of the Islamist Ennahda party, who has in the past supported the idea of allowing Tunisian jihadists who 'repent' and renounce violence to return home.
President Beji Caid Essebsi said earlier this month that Tunisia would refuse to pardon Tunisians who fight for jihadist organisations.
More than 5,000 Tunisians are fighting for jihadist groups abroad, mainly in Iraq, Syria or neighbouring Libya, according to a UN working group on mercenaries.
On Friday evening, the country's Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub told parliament 800 Tunisian nationals who had fought for extremist groups abroad had since returned to the country.