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Will foreign counter-revolutionaries succeed in sabotaging Tunisia? 

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Observers can’t miss the campaign against the Tunisian revolution by both domestic and foreign parties as they try to derail this beautiful country’s democratic transition. Tunisia is writing its own experience, slowly, but with a clear path ahead.

I am referring to the intensified attacks on the Speaker of the Parliament and the head of the Ennahda Movement, Rashid Ghannouchi, who faces ridiculous accusations related to public funds and illegal enrichment. And the articles in Egyptian, Saudi and UAE media accusing Ghannouchi and his movement of the last thing that any sane person could possibly accuse them of — extremism and authoritarianism — given that some of its supporters accuse Ennahda of being too open for relinquishing its fair share of power based on election results. I am also referring to the campaign planned and led by a single “maestro”, who controls it at home and abroad.

In addition to intensifying media pressure against Ennahda and its president, we can see that a fake protest movement has been created, led by unknown people who, according to Saudi newspapers, aim to rewrite the Constitution, dismiss the speaker of the parliament because he was not elected by the people, and draft a new election law. Is there a speaker of parliament directly elected by the people in any country?

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Moreover, there are fabricated media reports in the media controlled by the counter-revolutionary axis. The latest was a report by Al-Ghad — closely associated with the UAE — on “demonstrations” in seven Tunisian cities, which turned relatively innocuous protests about sport into serious........

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