By Hend Hassassi | Feb 9 2012Arab Spring , Bashar al-Assad , WPolitics
Ennahda, Tunisia’s dominant Islamist party, released a statement on February 7, calling forÂ a demonstration inÂ support of the Syrian people onÂ Friday, February 10. The statement denounced BasharÂ Al Assad’s oppressive crackdown, which has escalated considerably in recent months.
The statement, signed by the moderate Islamist partyâ€™s leader and founder Rached Ghannouchi, asserted that, â€œThe Syrian, blood-driven regime continues to publicly massacre its people.â€
â€œAs the reach of the Arab SpringÂ extends so does the determination of the great Syrian people to achieve their objectives, and enjoy the blessing that democracy represents.â€ said Ghannouchi in hisÂ statement.
The party confirmed its support of the Tunisian governmentâ€™s decision to expel the Syrian Ambassador, considering it a duty for the country that ignited the Arab Spring to stand by all revolutionary populations that are against injustice and oppression.