Tunisian party calls for designation of Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization

The Tunisian Free Constitutional Party bloc has called on parliament to designate the Muslim brotherhood as a terrorist organization, Saudi-owned news outlet Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported on Tuesday.

A petition has been submitted to the Tunisian parliament to this end by head of the Tunisian opposition figure and President of the Free Destourian Party (PDL) Abir Moussi, it said.

“Today we want a clear political position. Political parties and politicians who want to openly dissociate themselves from the Muslim Brotherhood organization must prove so and vote in favor of this draft motion,” it quoted Moussi as saying.

Moussi also added that belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and receiving funding from the organization is a “threat to national sovereignty."

The Muslim Brotherhood's activity in Tunisia is linked to the political party Ennahda.

The Turkish-backed Islamist Ennahda party has been accused of working in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in western Libya.