Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Late last September, in the sweltering, heavily guarded State Security Court in Tunis, all eyes were fixed on Shaikh Rachid al-Ghannouchi as he concluded his impassioned defense:

If God wishes me to become the martyr of the mosques, then let it be so. But I tell you that my death will not be in vain, and that from my blood, Islamic flowers will grow.

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How to cite this article:

Linda G. Jones "Portrait of Rachid al-Ghannouchi," Middle East Report 153 (July/August 1988).