Ennahdha leader Rached Ghannouchi has reportedly been approached by Gaddafi loyalists to help mend ties with Islamists in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
According to Tunisian sources have told The New Arab website, the head of the Tunisia’s formerly Islamist party Ennahdha has been approached by Gaddafi loyalists to help mend ties with Islamists in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
The New Arab added that the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday that Rached Ghannouchi had recently met with a delegation of “acceptable Gaddafi-affiliated figures” to discuss him working on behalf of the group to reconcile with “moderate Islamist forces”, and Ghannouchi had agreed to the proposal to help bring about the rapprochement between the two sides.
The New Arab underlined that Political adviser to the Ennahdha head, Lotfi Zitoun, refused to confirm or deny the report, saying: “Sheikh Ghannouchi tries to work towards reconciliation between all Libyan parties. He is in communication with Libyan parties without exception,”.
According to The New Arab, Lotfi Zitoun revealed”we have spoken to some of them, like Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, Abdel Rahman Shalgam and Ahmed Jibril… We have always urged our Libyan brethren to avoid any exclusionary tendencies because the Libyan ship has room for everyone”.
“We are pushing for forgiveness and reconciliation, away from collective punishment and vengeance. It is un-Islamic and unfair to punish everyone who worked with the Gaddafi regime,” he pointed out.