Beji Caid Essebsi Quotes

 

There is no future for Tunisia without consensus among political parties and members of civil society.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

We respect every religion. Everyone is free to practice his religion freely… In the Tunisian parliament, we have even Jews.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

The Tunisian people will not bow. We will stay united against terrorism until we wipe out this phenomenon.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

There is no dignity without work. You can’t tell someone who has nothing to eat to stay patient.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

The democratic process is always vulnerable and threatened by terrorists, by parties that do not believe in democracy.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

I’ve always maintained there is no incompatibility between Islam and democracy. The Europeans in general confuse Islam and Islamism. Islamism is a political movement that instrumentalises the religion to get to power, which has nothing to do with religion. Islam here in Tunisia is a religion of openness, of tolerance.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

The future begins today! What is important is what we do today and tomorrow for Tunisia and all its children. We must work hand in hand.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

To fight extremism, we will need to pursue a two-pronged strategy: both ‘hard,’ through stricter control of our borders and a more robust and technologically advanced security response, and ‘soft,’ based on better intelligence-gathering, working to return our mosques to their spiritual function and barring entry to foreign preachers.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

When you are a politician, it means to work for the benefit of the country, not to stay home. In politics, it ends only when one dies.

— Beji Caid Essebsi

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