Tunisia:Muslim preacher issues fatwa against Femen activist

Calling for 19-yr-old girl to be flogged then stoned to death

19 March, 19:40

(ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MARCH 19 - Tunisian high school student Amina, 19, has joined the Femen credo of protest through nudity, and a Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa calling for her to be flogged then stoned to death.

Amina posted a topless picture of herself with the words ''my body is mine and no one else's'' written on her skin on the Tunisian Facebook fanpage of Femen, a social movement and provocative women's movement founded in 2008 in the Ukraine. The page got 3,700 supporters and also a lot of insults and protests against what some deem is mere exhibitionism.

Fatwas are rulings on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority, and are sometimes not justified based on the Koran. But the fatwa against Amina could be risky for the student in contemporary Tunisia, where religious fundamentalism often exploded into violence. (ANSAmed).

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