This is a much more significant development than what it might appear to be at first blush. That’s because it’s just another checkmark along the way to the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Regular readers to this blog know that Walid has been warning people about the rise of Turkey for well over a decade.
As regimes in the Middle East fall to the Muslim Brotherhood, those territories will be conquered by Turkey; it’s a conquest the Brotherhood is eager to facilitate. Tunisia was the first such regime to fall last year and the fact that Turkish language courses are slowly being introduced into Tunisia’s public school system should indeed be cause for concern.
Camel nose, meet tent.
Via Tunisia Live:
Tunisian Minister of Education Abdellatif Abid announced yesterday that for the first time, the Turkish language will be taught at a number of Tunisian high schools in the upcoming academic year. The decision was announced during a “Reading Day” ceremony in Carthage.
Hamida Hedfi, the director of secondary schools at the ministry, said that this is an introductory step, and that the language will be taught only in a few schools. “This is just a preliminary experiment, and it will be offered only in some schools in Tunis, Bizerte, and Nabeul,” he said.
Hedfi explained that there have been a number of requests for Turkish to be taught in high schools. “Some students asked for the Turkish language to be taught in their schools,” he stated.
Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia’s Islamist Party – Enhada – is intimately involved with groups headed by Muslim Brotherhood leader, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. Perhaps more interestingly, Ghannouchi spoke glowingly of Turkey’s Prime Minister and his Party just last year.
Again, via Tunisia Live:
When defining his party to the Algerian newspaper, Ghannouchi said that he compares his party to the leading Islamic party in Turkey AKP (Justice and Development Party) and that he, personally, has a great relationship with the Turkish Prime Minister and AKP leader Mr. Erdogan.
Would you like to know where else the Turkish language is taught?
Right here, in America, at approximately 150 charter schools, inspired by Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen.