Tunisian party leader calls for Muslim Brotherhood to be designated as terrorist

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The Muslim Brotherhood should be designated as a terrorist organization in Tunisia, a petition submitted to the Tunisian Parliament by Abir Moussi, the head of Tunisia's Free Constitutional Party bloc, said on Monday.

In a press conference, Moussi said that the petition demands that the government officially designate the organization and consider any Tunisian affiliated with it a terrorist criminal as per the counter-terrorism law.

She also said that the petition comes after proving that a number of Tunisian political leaders are involved with international organizations led by Muslim Brotherhood members. These organizations are known to have a rhetoric which encourages killing and bombing, she said.

Moussi also accused the leadership of said organizations of gaining foreign funding to secure its activities, in addition to opening the door for money laundering and financing terrorism. All of this is a threat to the Tunisian national security, she added.

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