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Tunisia’s Saied confirms no state religion in new charter


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TUNIS: Tunisian President Kais Saied confirmed Tuesday that a draft constitution to be put to a referendum on July 25 will not enshrine Islam as the “religion of the state.”


“The next constitution of Tunisia won’t mention a state with Islam as its religion, but of belonging to an umma (community) which has Islam as its religion,” he told journalists at Tunis airport.
“The umma and the state are two different things.”


Saied took delivery of the draft text on Monday, a key step in his drive to overhaul the Tunisian state after he sacked the government and seized far-reaching powers last July in moves opponents called a coup.


Sadeq Belaid, the legal expert who headed the drafting committee, had told AFP in an interview earlier this month that he would remove all reference to Islam from the new document in a challenge to Islamist parties.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2107786/middle-east

https://www.cnews.fr/monde/2022-06-21/la-tunisie-abandonne-lislam-comme-religion-detat-dans-sa-nouvelle-constitution-une

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I'll believe it when I see it lol

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