(ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MARCH 19 - Tunisian high school student
Amina, 19, has joined the Femen credo of protest through nudity,
and a Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa calling for her to be
flogged then stoned to death.
Amina posted a topless picture of herself with the words ''my
body is mine and no one else's'' written on her skin on the
Tunisian Facebook fanpage of Femen, a social movement and
provocative women's movement founded in 2008 in the Ukraine. The
page got 3,700 supporters and also a lot of insults and protests
against what some deem is mere exhibitionism.
Fatwas are rulings on a point of Islamic law given by a
recognized authority, and are sometimes not justified based on
the Koran. But the fatwa against Amina could be risky for the
student in contemporary Tunisia, where religious fundamentalism
often exploded into violence. (ANSAmed).