Islamists Torch More Sufi Shrines in Tunisia

(AFP) The Sidi Ali Ben Salem mausoleum in Gabes was totally destroyed by fire, and in Douz, the Sidi Ahmed al-Ghout mausoleum was also set on fire on Thursday, Tunisian police said. Sufi officials in Tunisia put the blame on Salafists, accusing them of a systematic campaign to destroy Sufi sanctuaries. "The people behind all the attacks are Wahhabis," a Salafist branch of Islam rooted in Saudi Arabia, said Mazen Sherif, the deputy head of a Sufi group.

2013-01-25 00:00:00

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