AFRICA/TUNISIA - The Director of the PMS:"Let's stop talking about religious war, yesterday’s victims are all Muslims"

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 terrorism  

Tunis (Agenzia Fides) - "Tunis has awakened with much sadness and disappointment" says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Jawad Alamat, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of Tunisia, after yesterday’s suicide bombing, 24 November, in Tunis against a bus carrying officers of the Presidential Security. Fr. Jawad says that this attack, "wants to send a destabilizing message again. After hitting tourism in Souse (see Fides 30/06/2015), inflicting a serious blow to the economy, and after attacking the Bardo Museum (see Fides 20/03/2015), which means not only hitting tourism but also an area of high political importance due to the vicinity of the Parliament, now the forces of presidential security are being attacked".
The Director of the PMS in Tunisia underlines: "We are in front of people who are willing to die in order to kill. We can not speak of a clash among religions. The victims of Tunis are all Muslims. We are having to deal with inhumane terrorism. What happens in Paris happens in Tunisia, what happens in Beirut happens in Mali".
"I hope - he concludes - that after this new attack, politics will change and react. Tunisians are disappointed and dismayed by what goes on among the parties, while the Country is in great difficulty. One has the feeling of wasting precious time to revive the fortunes of economy. I hope this attack pushes politicians to stop 'playing', and be adults and to think about the well being of the Country, which is threatened by a determined enemy. It is a call for national unity, despite political differences, to provide security to the local population and all those living in this beloved Country". (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 25/11/2015)