Rashid al-Ghannushi - Quotes

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French laicite is probably aggressive and antagonistic to the religion, but there are other models of secularism in the world where there could be reconciliation between religion and secularism. ---->>>

Just like in medicine, when the normal medicine no longer works, one resorts to surgery. And the revolutions is like the surgery: It's painful, and it's the last resort for nations. ---->>>

No one in al-Nahda believes that jihad is a way to impose Islam on the world. But we believe that jihad is self-control, is social and political struggle, and even military jihad is only a way to defend oneself in the case of aggression. ---->>>

I believe democracy will succeed in Tunisia, but I also believe that it will succeed in the other Arab Spring countries. ---->>>

I dream of a free, democratic, peaceful Tunisia, a country that can protect its developing identity. ---->>>

In our modern age - in the age of free information - I don't think there is any place for dictatorships. ---->>>

There are common denominators that unite all members of al-Nahda: There is no one in al-Nahda who doubts about Islam There is no one in al-Nahda that believes in extremist views of Islam. ---->>>

Tunisia will continue to be a source of influence, not through its size but through the ideas and the models that it represents. ---->>>

Al-Nahda is a movement; it is not just a small party. ---->>>

I hope that with the success of the transition to democracy in Tunisia that we will export to Egypt a working democratic model. ---->>>

Under Tunisian law, a woman can divorce her husband. Total equality. ---->>>

We in Tunisia have no problem with respecting other people's religion, and we have a long tradition of that. ---->>>

There is no one in al-Nahda that is 'violence is a means of change or to keep power.' Everyone in al-Nahda believes that democracy is the only way to reach power and to stay in power. ---->>>


Nationality: Tunisian
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: El Hamma, Tunisia
Occupation: Politician

Rached Ghannouchi (Arabic: راشد الغنوشي‎‎ Rāshid al-Ghannūshī; born June 7, 1941), also spelled Rachid al-Ghannouchi or Rached el-Ghannouchi, is a Tunisian politician and thinker, co-founder of the Ennahdha Party and serving as its "intellectual leader". He was born Rashad Khriji (راشد الخريجي) (wikipedia)