The film also reveals for the first time how the Salafists make their own rules
جهازك لا يدعم تشغيل الفيديو

Battle for Bizerte

With Tunisia in turmoil over the banning of the Salafist group Ansar Al-Sharia, this BBC Arabic documentary reveals the extraordinary inner workings of a group of Jihadi Salafists closely associated with them in Bizerte, a city north of the Tunisian capital. It shows their leader, Abdesslam Sharif, holding court in his kiosk as locals come to him with a range of problems; from a woman refusing her husband a divorce, to a man accused of grooming a teenage boy. The film also reveals for the first time how the Salafists make their own rules, as they round up and punish those who infringe their strict interpretation of Islamic law. This film examines how the Salafists implement what they see as God’s law in Bizerte, and how far they are prepared to go to impose it on others. From Tunisia to Egypt and beyond, Salafists pose a serious challenge to authorities. The battle for influence and control is only just beginning.